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
13 days ago

Nice easy hike

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 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.