Ball's Bluff Canal Ride

EASY 27 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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2 days ago

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4 months ago

A beautiful little park with some History to read on your walk. Great place to go with pups but check for tics when done.
have been walking here for years. Go with someone, not a place to go alone.
very easy hike.

5 months ago

7 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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9 months ago

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11 months ago

Monday, July 11, 2016

trail running
Thursday, July 07, 2016

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016

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

Monday, April 18, 2016

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Monday, April 18, 2016

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

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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.