Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge Trails

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Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge Trails is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lorton, VA that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.8 miles 393 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

sea kayaking

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I went here with my dog for a hike once and a run another time! Some of their trails are perfect for a jog with well maintained paths (Dogue trail). Others are better a hike because they're less traveled with lots of roots. I appreciate both! My dog loves coming here and I plan to come back many times!

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Well kept trails for the most part, great vistas of Belmont Bay, and overall a peaceful and quiet park especially on weekdays. I enjoy walking the trails often.

5 months ago

excellent place

6 months ago

birding
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Great trail, took my 7 1/2 month old and wife on the trails had a great day and it was a very peaceful park. the park rangers are all very friendly for being what look like college kids.

walking
1 year ago

Great park with lots of trails. Most seem to be a bit over a mile and really well maintained so they are easy to walk with little ones. There's lots of wildlife by the shore and some great teaching opportunities with kids who want to explore. Some of the trails by the beach are under construction currently so you can only go so far, but in low tide you can get across some of the sand and further down the beach that way.

hiking
1 year ago

Multiple trails in the park. Most were around 1 mile although there is one outside the ranger station that you could take into the park if you dont want to pay. Took the kids (5) and (9) on the Bayview trail. IT was a nice walk by the river/bay and through the marsh (elevated board walkway). Park had relatively clean bathrooms too.

Extra links:
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/documents/data/day-use-guide-masonneck.pdf
http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Mason%20Neck%20Tear%20Sheet2013.pdf
http://www.virginiaoutdoors.com/parks/activities/mason-neck-state-park/Hiking/

hiking
4 years ago

Easy trail with good view of Belmont Bay. The trail fits families and adults.

hiking
4 years ago

Nice easy paved trail close to home. Easy get away with small children. 1.6 miles total. Be careful of the poison Ivy it is everywhere once you step off the paved path. Great running path for a quick run. Kid Friendly!!!! Overlook with lots to see.