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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail but it gets a 3 star because of the high traffic. Still worth visiting but expect lots of people and bikes.

Nice trail which I used to walk when I was young. It's fun to see the lakefront halfway through the trail, too.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, very busy though... bikers are careless so watch out.

4 months ago

Great running trail that overs a lot of shade. you can also run several extending paths which will allow you to run more if you desire.

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.

hiking
5 months ago

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.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice easy hike

Easy trial. Kid and dog friendly. Nice small lake with paddle boats. During the summer there is a ice cream shack.

This starts in a HOA parking lot. No trail exists here.

hiking
9 months ago

This trail is kind of bizarre, but in an interesting way. You start on the CCT, which is very flat and easy. When you get toward Lake Accotink and the marina, it is substantially busier because the lake is a popular picnic and party area. It's a good place to restock water or recharge a phone, but it does take you out of the quiet atmosphere a hike provides. Right after you leave the marina, you get to a dam and then you rejoin the Accotink Loop trail, which continues to hug the lake. Eventually, you get to Danbury Forest Court, which is a residential neighborhood. See what I mean by bizarre? Imagine wearing a hiking pack and muddy boots and popping out into a subdivision, with a school and playgrounds, and landscaping. From there, you walk through a residential neighborhood until you can re-connect with the Accotink Loop Trail and cross over back to the CCT to finish the loop.

I would definitely do this again, since there's a lot to like about the trail. I had not done this trail before, so it was a surprise to have to cut through a neighborhood.

trail running
9 months ago

Always one of my favorite places to run when I'm in the area. Trails are always in decent share and there's many connectors or places to extend the distance.

on Lake Accotink Trail

hiking
9 months ago

Was confusing to follow the trail and the scenery was not as pretty as pictured

walking
11 months ago

This is not a 17-Mile Trail as listed here in the app, it is a 40-mile trail running from Occoquan to Great Falls.

http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/cct/

backpacking
Monday, December 26, 2016

It was fine. Nice walk, mix of paved and unpaved trails. Great for the kids.

walking
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Beautiful scenery

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Awesome trail it was it hard the first time for me ! But I will continue coming here

walking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Great lake with wide, well maintained trails. Tons of stuff to do during the summer.

mountain biking
Monday, September 19, 2016

enjoyed it very much!

mountain biking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

It was an enjoy full ride and I would love to do it again

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Great family setting. The view of the lake from the sand bar was amazing. There are tons of family friendly things to do. We had a BBQ kids and adults had a great time. Live in MD but will come back.

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