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I just started hiking and I thought this trail was great. I usually go on runs outside and thought I would give hiking a try. This was definitely a good choice to make for my first one. I’m in pretty good shape and thought the trail was pretty easy. There aren’t many steep hills to climb and is not rocky at all. Is only 2.6 miles, great for a good run, but a lot of leaves during the fall which makes it hard to see tree roots. Also, it can get muddy when it rains.

hiking
6 days ago

Loved it! Beautiful trail!

Awesome trail, great camping as well. You feel like you are in the wilderness, and not 20 minutes from Washington, DC. Great history with trail history markers along the way.

Good place, small parking lot, lot of history nice for small hiking

real nice trail lots nice plant life it tends to have a bit too much foot traffic but other than that it's pretty good

Very nice hike plan on doing this one again

Great trail with my dog

It’s a nice trail to take with family or even with dogs. Also has nice areas for photos as well. I’ve seen people come and take prom pics and etc there.

I'm glad to have found this app as it put me in touch with Caledon State Park. Who knew such a great park was so close. I took my two dogs and arrived Mid-day around 3PM. Parking was $4 and as usual it's cash only. This park has multiple trail options but I took Boyd's hole. Contrary to what the discription of park stated, it was open during summer months. Majority of the trail is shaded by the beautiful large aged trees. It took a bit to get to the potomac as the dogs wanted to sniff around but once we did......what a site! The sand wasn't too beachy so sand didn't get into my shoes. The dogs jumped right in and swam around (on leash of course). There was a picnic table right by the water if you wanted to have lunch. After a good 45 mins at the water we started the hike back. Great experience especially if you have a dog that loves water. Would definitely go again

This is a great beginning or family trail. Sadly it is too close to Stafford traffic and you can hear horns and such but for the most part it is a great trail.

Easy trail with some history in stafford county. Good for a quick walk through the woods.

I grew up right across the river in the house with the long pier. I spent most of my summer messing around the island. Now that it a park it’s a lot easier to get to it they’ve done a good job making the trail with all the historical markers and walkways. It’s always been a special place for me and still is. Just hope it doesn’t get ruined by people trashing the place and carving up the trees.

Awesome trail one of the best in the Fredericksburg area. Lots of different terrain and wildlife. Would be great for mountain biking. Long enough to give you a great work out yet easy enough to keep it fun.

Good historical place to get outside and walk. Various trail segments.

This is a great trail run/walk course. Very tough course!

I use these trails very often and am very grateful they are in the area.With a lifetime pass for VA state parks, this is a great option for runs and hikes. Wish there were more bike options (aside from the gravel route). There is also camp grounds that I haven't used yet, and found by accident. From what I could tell the view was beautiful and it wasn't crowded.

Follow the Canal Path signs uphill. Don’t quit, you’re almost to a dead end at Gordon W Shelton Boulevard. Frustrating.

Perfect little hike to get kids started. Make sure to bring bug repellent. Pawpaw trees were starting to fruit will have to come back to pick them when they are ready.

trail running
5 months ago

Great trail for families and runners. Pretty view of water from trail. Historic sites.

Beautiful place with lots of trails to choose from and all lead to gorgeous hikes!

Not bad, easy to get to, a bit of traffic noise at places

Super enjoyable, very quiet and private, Potomac overlook is lovely and very private, perfect place for a picnic and to watch for eagles (which we did see)

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail
Not crowded seen maybe 2 people

6 months ago

Great exercise trail for walking, biking, or running. Would be five stars but there are no great views, just streams and woods. There are steep hills for a strenuous run, but with a good plan you can walk for a couple of miles without overworking it.

There were many trails to choose from. Grab a map! Great hike.

Awesome to learn something new and hangout with friends and family

A nice afternoon hike that is just a short distance from DC. If you have time, the Shenandoahs are only 90 minutes away and so much better, but sometimes you only have an afternoon or just cannot get to the Shenandoahs. This hike is a great close in one in DC with good streams and more solitude than you would expect.

Trail is very well maintained, the blazes could be a little easier to find in some spots though. Really enjoyed the hike, no traffic on a Thursday afternoon.

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