Motts Run Reservoir Trails

MODERATE 10 reviews

Motts Run Reservoir Trails is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fredericksburg, VA. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 1082 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

The Motts Run Reservoir Trail is a public access trail with access to facilities, vending machines, canoes, a fishing peer, and boat ramp. No motorized boats on the lake. Trails are set up for hiking and running with many scenic areas and large hardwoods. Will soon feature Mountain Biking!

hiking
1 month ago

So romantic at around 9am. Very quiet and peaceful and not at all very crowded. The trails were actually pretty easy with a few steep hills. They are marked very well by color. The property also has many areas to sit and enjoy nature, it seems prefect for bird watchers.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Nice short trail.

hiking
10 months ago

I do nature programming at Mott's Run Reservoir so am familiar with the area. I also love hiking out there and do so regularly. The trails (4.5 miles) offer a nice variety of uphill and flatter areas with lovely views of the lake with wooden benches scattered throughout. It is generally a pretty quiet place but can occasionally get busy on weekends or holidays. While the park is open to the public only April 1-October 31 folks may park outside the gate as long as they DO NOT block it and walk in.

1 year ago

trail running
2 years ago

Went for a trail run here, and it wasn't to bad. Nothing too extreme so nice overall. I hear FATMUG is going to construct a 12 mile mountain biking trail here so I am stoked for that and will leave a much improved review after ripping that up.

fishing
2 years ago

Great fishing spot and boats are only $15 to rent for 2 hours. Lots of trails up in the hills beside the water if you get tired of fishing. I have caught pretty large catfish and a few small bass here.

hiking
3 years ago

Drats! Park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. :(

hiking
3 years ago

Definitely a workout! I would not recommend Laurel Trail to bank fishing unless you want to get hit with branches, narrow path, and I went through every spider web there was :-) I still enjoyed this hike very much and I would definitely recommend it.

hiking
3 years ago

Loved it. Several very steep areas that are a great work out and break up the trail a bit. Wonderful views of the Reservoir along the way.