Red Loop Trail and Cross Country Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Reston, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
CCT - Reston to Fairfax is a 15 mile out and back trail located near Reston, Virginia. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for running & hiking. Trail includes hills, fair weather crossings & swamps.
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Nice moderate walk that winds throughout the Reston Association. Beautiful fall day and colors. Paved hiking trail the whole way. Passed by several of the small lakes in the Reston area with beautiful scenes of homes docks canoes and blue water. Peaceful! Some inclines but mostly flat. The terrain map is very accurate as we deviated a bit from the red loop on map and followed the blue dotted trails with no problem. Using the app's gps helped. Full red loop on app would have taken about two hours. Dog stations with waste bags at several locations. Lots of woods preserved by the Association. Really nice trail and walk!
I love this trail and I usually access it in Reston from the back of the Skatequest parking lot which is right off of the W&OD bike path. I take it up to Rt 7 and back in 45 min for a short ride or up to Great Falls park for a long ride.
It was a beautiful hiking day. This was a bit long for the punch but a day hiking beats a day at the desk.
Great trail! Don't follow the directions given. They dump you off at a residential neighborhood with no trailhead. The best place to catch the trail is at colvin run road and leesburg pike. Public parking and options of heading to great falls or playing around on the trails to the south west.
Best run ever in the middle of a city, not crazy hard but enough to get your adrenaline racing.