Railroad Ford Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Railroad Ford Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Spotsylvania, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.7 miles 95 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



Directions from Fredericksburg, VA: Lake Anna State Park is adjacent to Route 601 off Route 208, 25 miles southwest of Fredericksburg and 55 miles northwest of Richmond. From park entrance, follow signs to the Visitor Center. Trail begins behind the Center.

5 months ago

nice, easy trail. good views of the lake, and nice spots to stop and fish as well. caught an eastern fence lizard about 30 ft into the trail. would definitely do it again.

7 months ago

Great easy hike with the family! Lots of lake views. Close parking.

7 months ago

Nice trail with plenty of lake view. Fun.

10 months ago

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2 years ago

A wonderful view! Did it on Memorial Day and it was a little crowded since it's the closest to the visitor's center and because people wanted to fish from it. Beautiful views and we even got to see 6-7 deer running through and some skinks!

3 years ago

Hands down this is a trail we hope for. The water views 2/3 of the way, wild flowers and forrest.

3 years ago

This is a beautiful trail! You follow the lake over half way around. The woods are lovely. It is suggested by the signs that you do the trail counter clockwise but I wanted to save the lake views for last. Going around clockwise you start with three tenths of a mile of climb. Then the rest is easy. A very gentle downhill to the point and then you follow the lake back up. Besides squirrels and eagles, I saw a gecko but he was not selling insurance.