BURKE LAKE PARK is located at 7315 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Its 888 acres feature a 218-acre lake with fishing, boating, rowboat rental, campgrounds, a miniature train, a carousel, outdoor volleyball courts, an 18-hole par 3 golf course, disk golf, an ice cream parlor and snack bar, picnic areas with grills, playgrounds and a miniature golf course. The fishing pier is accessible to persons with disabilities. Privately owned boats with electric motors are permitted on the lake. No gasoline powered water-craft are permitted. Swimming and windsurfing are prohibited. Nominal fees are required for boat rentals, camping, carousel, train and other activities. Directions: Take beltway Exit 54A (Braddock Road) west to left on Burke Lake Road, to left on Ox Road, to park entrance on left.

trail running
5 days ago

This is not a hiking or biking trail. The app's directions lead you to a residential neighborhood. The only trail entrance is a sidewalk that lasts for maybe half a mile.

The trail is pretty around the lake and quite easy, but as you head in the direction of the park, you end up walking along some neighborhood roads, which is not ideal to me. I also hiked it in the rain so at the very end of it , the dam was over flowing and flooded the final little area so I could get back to my car. I had to divert and cross a few hundred feet of railroad tracks and then hop a fence to get back into the park. I couldn't find any other alternate route other than the option of hiking 4 miles back from where I came.

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hiking
2 months ago

Nice easy hike

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