South Valley Trail is a 15.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Triangle, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.
dogs on leash
Nice trail in the beautiful Prince William Forest. A fair amount of relatively short up and down grades. Some rocky and/or heavily rooted areas.
It is a fun trail, not very strenuous, and runs along the South Fork of Quantico Creek for long stretches. There are numerous different loops, longer or shorter that can be made with the various trails in the park. Great park for the closeness to D.C. **Check the Prince William Forest Park map of trails from the park -- the map here is Not correct**
Way more to this trial, but if your looking for a fun (easy) scenic trail to do after work or on the weekend when you only have a few hours, than this is the trail to go to. Ample parking at the start as well as along the first stretch of scenic drive allow flexibility and the network connecting other trails is very nice and easy.
Long run along a steady creek. Good paced trail for high tempo
The whole trail system in PW Forest is the best I've experienced on East Coast. All trails and facilities are maintained daily. Restrooms and/or fixed water points are positioned every 3 miles, so you are never more than an hours walk from resupply or emergency aid. SVT is my favorite of the trails, because it's the longest and and has best terrain and scenery. Slightly technical at mid-way parts along the creek, and very narrow single track. Just a great, usually uncrowded trail to run any day if you live nearby.
Did this trail in the Fall - awesome foliage. the trails goes along one of the creeks and right past a small waterfall.
Beautiful walk along the river. The trail is not a loop. It's one way. Signs between trails are not clear. We would have been lost with out Trail Tracker.
Nevertheless will be back.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. It was a very relaxing trail to walk along with the sound of trickling water. Did this on Black Friday and found myself alone in the woods, whereas everyone else might have been shopping. The weather was nice and sunny. The leaves permeated the ground. It was a wonderful day for a hike in the woods