Winkler Botanical Preserve Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Winkler Botanical Preserve Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alexandria, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.5 miles 226 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

4 months ago

short but beautiful ran into a few dear nice short walk.

6 months ago

They do not allow pets!!

7 months ago

would have been nice to know the park closes at 4pm.

walking
7 months ago

Some pretty scenes.... I just wish you couldn't see buildings in the trails

walking
8 months ago

A hidden gem! Small but hilly, the water is great. The lodge is a neat feature. Nearly no one there. Definitely want to come back for the rope bridges in the trees!

hiking
1 year ago

It was a short trail, but it gave us a challenge hiking while it was raining a lot. My 12 year old son loved this challenge. Second trail of the year, more to come. Perhaps some signage would make this easier to navigate through.

1 year ago

Great to have such a beautiful park right around the corner. With all the wildflowers in the spring it's quite beautiful. Only giving it 4 stars because I found the trails to be a bit confusing. Nothing is marked. Nonetheless, a lot of fun to explore.

hiking
2 years ago

Nice short hike around a pond with a man made waterfall. The kids had a blast throwing rocks into the pond. Lots of things to check out. Pretty nice considering its proximity to 395. directions on this site done seem right but Google maps will take you right there.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice little place with a pond. Very close inside the beltway along 395. Enter and park on Roanoke Street. There is a gorgeous looking big log lodge on the site.

hiking
4 years ago

During the week, it seems to be focused on the summer camp so it was hard to find information. There wasn't a map or clear trail markings but it was easy enough to find our way around and it made for a nice day hike.

hiking
4 years ago

Never did the trail because it's no dogs allowed! Disappointing.