Basin Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Basin Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fort Belvoir, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

wildlife

muddy

Great trail for wetlands wildlife and bird watching.

hiking
1 month ago

Some of the signs on the trail are a little iffy, but overall pretty easy hike. Saw plenty of wildlife. Be prepared to have to either jump over water or wade through it bc the walk ways installed over them don't always cover every bit of water.

hiking
Monday, September 29, 2014

Directions leads to an army facility. Follow signs to Basin Trail - (before the security gate). Signs warn to stay on the trail because of possible explosives! The trail was serene, but very under utilized and unkept. Wonderful wildlife - turtles, lizards, frogs! Large bodies of standing water means intense amount of mosquitos. Started on Basin Trail -> Beaver Pond Trail, but ultimately could not connect to Great Blue Heron Trail without wading through the creek - IMPASSIBLE. Definitely not worth traveling for.

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011