As of May 31, 2018. This map is incorrect. The trail is closed a mile in. An extremely easy walk though.

walking
1 month ago

Nice quiet trail with easy walking along blacktop path between Chambliss and Lake Barcroft dam. Five steam crossings with elevated walking stones which are easy to use unless it’s within a day after significant rain in which case stones are underwater. If it’s summer and no recent rain this Stormwater stream runs quite slow. Lots of local birds, wildflowers and ducks. Very peaceful. Trail no longer closed.

trail running
8 months ago

Great trail run! As of 3 Oct 17, the trail was closed about 2.5 miles in. I had to take a significant detour to get back on path.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Great local trail with two vibes divided by Beauregard St. The trail SE of Beauregard goes toward Old Town Alexandria with an urban and suburban feel, including the ability to stop at restaurants or shops, whereas the trail NW of Beauregard goes through the forest toward Lake Barcroft and then Falls Church. Trail is along Holmes Run which can be a gentle, meandering creek or a heavier storm water flow. This trail changes with the seasons offering year round beauty.

trail running
Friday, June 16, 2017

Sucks. The map is incorrect and the trail is blocked at Beauregard.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

This trail sucks if you wanna walk on a paved path next to a sewer runoff in the middle of a neighborhood then this is your trail. Trail is also closed by 395.

hiking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

For a really local hike, its great! The Holmes Run part is very average. Paved bike path, views of the stream but somewhat dirty. Passing under 395 is a little creepy as some folks were hanging around the long underpass during the day when i went. Once you hit the Dora Kelly Nature Preserve, it is decidedly moderate! If you stay on the hiking trail there is quite a bit of hill climbing and some switchbacks. The trail pops out of the forest and then joins back up with the bike trail that climbs even more. It's quite lovely. Made the slightly icky Holmes run section very worth it!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

I wouldn't call it moderate unless you are injured. It's an easy hike for most people. But surprisingly good.

walking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Nice, easy stroll with the dog.

hiking
Sunday, March 03, 2013

We (myself, my wife and 2 year old son) walked a portion of the trail. It is a nice easy walk and had good scenery if though it is still winter time.

on Holmes Run Trail

hiking
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

First time on the trail and enjoyed it very much. I work nearby and it is wonderful to be able to escape the urban area for some peace.

hiking
15 days ago

walking
5 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, April 15, 2017

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

walking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

road biking
Friday, July 15, 2016

mountain biking
Friday, June 17, 2016

on Holmes Run Trail

walking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

road biking
Saturday, August 16, 2014