Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Leesylvania State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A great hike through a beautifully wooded area that is also rich in history. Highly recommend!

Park was beautiful and well maintained. Had access to sandy beach area. We saw lots of wild life- clams, crabs, fishing cranes, etc. Trail was perfect for our senior dog.

Leesylvania State Park is a great place to spend a day. Several hiking trails along the Potomac. Pretty easy as well, not much elevation. Beach fronts are nice and the pier is awesome. Great place!

Beautiful!

Very easy non crowded trail for this close in to D.C.

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

Easy trail with beautiful views of the Potomac. Highly recommended. Many great sandy areas for my dog to go swimming. I did not see any signs requiring dogs to be leashed so I was able to let me lab loose 90% of the trail. Lots of wildlife.

hiking
Monday, March 27, 2017

trail running
Saturday, March 25, 2017

I started my run on Bushey Point Trail and connected it to Powell Creek. The trail gets pretty narrow in some spots which is can be problematic when it's populated.

The trail is easy but popular. If you want to avoid the crowd, come early.

hiking
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Easy and beautiful hike on the water

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

This walk is wonderful on a beautiful day. As other reviewers have said, there is some information about the trail on signs. There is benches, grills, and a children's play area. Currently much of the area is under construction, but that doesn't prevent you from walking the trail.

The trail is short and wonderful for people with small children or the elderly. I took my dog to test out some of our hiking equipment. It was a wonderful walk.

Please note that there is a fee to park. I think it's about $4.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I liked it. It was an easy trail but not boring. I loved the whole park.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Made a nice loop with Bushy point Trail. The day was perfect for hiking.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I looped it with Powell Creek and loved it. The day was cool and nice. I thought it might rain but it never did.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nice park with nice staff. I enjoyed the time here.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nice walk in the woods. Seems like a lot of vertical for the location.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I agree with Shannon that it was a little boring compared to the other trails in the park.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Woods, water, history and watershed. This trail is more into education and less into history. I combined it with Bushy Point Trail for a nice loop.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A nice hike on a nice day. It was too cold for sitting, but perfect for hiking. I loved the bridges and the water views along the Potomac.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I loved the water views. All Virginia State Parks are nice and this one is no exception.

hiking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Nice hike. A little nature, a little history and a mostly easy trail.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Easy and beautiful hike on the water

Monday, October 31, 2016

Nice leisurely walk through the woods along the Potomac

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

Great trail for a jog/hike with my dog! The first part is pretty easy for a jog, but it started to get a little muddy (it was raining) so we just hiked. My dog loved it and the stops were really cool!

hiking
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Loved the trail and especially nature and the bridges. We got off the trail accidentally after coming across the 3rd bridge so use the map to stay on track. There are numerous trails.

walking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Very pretty to walk along the shoreline, the docks, foot bridges to watch the boats and those picnicking. Love anyplace that welcomes our walking our dogs. Interesting historic markers. Navy band and fireworks were a lovely surprise for our family entertainment. Sadly a bit of trash, but mostly clean.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Went with my 5 year old and he loved it, even though it was unplanned still had a great day

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

An easy mix of narrow and wide trail with pleasant rolling and steep points. We took the dogs and had a great time.

hiking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Good easy hike with my 4 year old grandson. Had a chance to stop and use my Jetboil minimo. Grandson loves eating mountain house Spaghetti and meatballs.

hiking
Thursday, January 01, 2015

good trail if you have kids. otherwise it is boring trail but with interesting information along the trail. it has a playground for kids to play and amble picnic tables. excellent place to go in the spring.

hiking
Monday, October 14, 2013

Lees Woods Trail is a nice hike in the Leesylvania VA State Park. There are many historic marker for Gen. R.E. Lee's Boyhood home. The path has a few steep grades but over very nice.

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