This spacious park is scenically located on the Occoquan River diagonally across from the Town of Occoquan. It offers 400 acres of recreational space and a touch of the past with its historic brick kilns and the memory of imprisoned women suffragists. Occoquan Regional Park is [also] one of the few places in the region to serve as a trailhead for and site within multiple routes of regional and national significance: Park lands, trails and associated waters are part of the Fairfax Cross-County Trail; the diverse, braided network of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and related outdoor experiences; an historic journey commemorated by the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail; and the Occoquan Water Trail, recognized as both a National Recreation Trail and part of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Water Trails Network.

trail running
12 days ago

So this is a paved walking/running trail that was lengthened and upgraded as part of recent (Jun 2018) park upgrades. As measured on my Runkeeper app, the whole loop is 3.4 miles. There’s a new piece added closest to I-95 by the river that lengthens it from 2.7 to 3.4. Nice loop 3-person wide. Good for walking, running biking. Families ambling along on weekend afternoon. Skirts picnic areas, playing fields and through woods and along the river. A half mile steady uphill climb to the park entrance and then same back down. You can take uphill steps at top or bottom of that segment and there is a nice trail that parallels the entry road, so you could have a shaded trail run for that segment if you like. You could also cut that uphill/ downhill off and turn just before it starts going uphill, then you have a nice 1.8 mi fairly flat loop with a few short climbs thrown in according to trail map.

Good park to go with my dog. Very short but steep incline. Rest is through a multi-purpose park. Lots of open areas.

trail running
3 months ago

Got lost trying to follow the CCT, but didn’t mind exploring the park for the first time. They recently paved a loop around the batting cages and fields which was half open half closed? so not sure if I was allowed out there! I think it’s about 2.5-3 miles from the very first trail head at the beginning of the park(basically at the traffic light) to run down and around the park and back up. The new building looks like it’s going to be really nice. I also would have kayaked if I had the time. Good place to have a picnic, sit on the water, kayak, or fly a kite. Additionally, the wooded trail that runs parallel to the park’s entry road, is flat on the ridge (nice, quiet, shaded path) and shows a view of the water/bridge/houses at the top.

paddle sports
10 months ago

Went to hike the trail but gave up trying to find it. Then we realized it was just a loop down the road to a scenic view. Ended up renting a tandem kayak and exploring the river.

Nice park to run I enjoyed it I will return

nice and shady. Uncrowded on the trail but I could hear the highway which was a big turn-off. The trail was really well maintained. couldn't really see the river thru the trees

paddle sports
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beautiful. Better in the morning.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Found one trail in the park and it wasn't much of a trail. also very run down buildings and a bit scary parking my car here. trail was poorly marked and I want sure I was even on an authorized trail. don't bother with this park.

hiking
Monday, July 28, 2014

good trail to take kids (9&10). the trail illustrated on the app is not completly accurate. Entrance to park is off Ox road. if you use google maps to get to the trail it will take you to a state dump so dont make the same mistake i did.

nature trips
Monday, January 20, 2014

Just finished the blue trail w/two kids (5 and 6) and we all had a great time! Just an hour long, terrain is easy for little legs in sneakers even. Might be tough if conditions were wet (leaves covered the ground). A few steep inclines/declines but nothing I had to pick them up for. Trail was often narrow so w/a dog might be tough. Well marked all along for my 6 year old to lead. Parking close by just near boat storage houses. Would recommend starting closest to the boat storage so you end with the long downhill.

hiking
Friday, November 29, 2013

I enjoyed the experience. Very easy hike and peaceful surrounding.

hiking
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nice short hike. We did it in 40 minutes and that was with one stop.

hiking
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A pleasant short hike. If you are traveling North to DC and need a breakfrom the interstate, this is a quick and easy fix. Almost any ability level should be able to do it in less than an hour.

hiking
Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nice hike, rolling hills only took 27 minutes, went inti the exit started noticing the arrow markers going the wrong way.

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