Ball's Bluff Canal Ride

EASY 24 reviews

Ball's Bluff Canal Ride is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Leesburg, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

1.8 miles 262 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

22 days ago

2 months ago

I did this one in May on a Thursday. I'm super out of shape and had no issues. It's beautiful, and we didn't pass a single person. Can't wait to go back.

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4 months ago

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8 months ago

trail running
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10 months ago

10 months ago

great lots of wildlife deer , snakes , and a turtle. great day

11 months ago

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11 months ago

Lots of historical info here. The overlook is nice, good with less foliage so more is able to be seen.

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11 months ago

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11 months ago

For a suburban trail, there is a great set of trails. The longest trail is 1.8 miles but if you are smart and make a loop with multiple trails, you can hike about 4.5 miles without retracing your steps. The hills are about 50-75 feet vertical climb. My 11 year old daughter, who is not very active, can hike all the trails for about an hour.

For some people, this is easy. For beginning trail runners or hikers, this can be moderate. You decide for yourself based on the 50-75 foot hills.

On the summer weekends, it is busy but not so much that you can't find parking or the trails get backed up. I am able to do my trail running without waiting for others.

Finally, there is NO mountain biking here, only hiking. Enjoy.

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1 year ago

1 year ago

Plenty of trails to keep you busy. Can be packed in on nice days

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1 year ago