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Bayview Trail

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Bayview Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Lorton, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 62 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

running

beach

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Walk along the beach while spotting for Eagles! Many beautiful birds in this national wildlife refuge make it a great hike. This hike is done in a loop configuration. With an easy length, and flatness - it makes this an easy hike to complete. There is a shelter at point 6 in case you bring a packed lunch. It also makes for a nice quiet lunch on the beach, although swimming is prohibited. This is an uncrowded area and generally only a few people can be seen on this trail. Follow up your hike at the visitor center for other attractions in the area.

hiking
2 months ago

Enjoyable hike. The trails were well kept and the scenery was amazing.

walking
3 months ago

Easy walk. Places to enter for water for dog.

hiking
4 months ago

nice, easy trail. very short but well maintained.

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bugs
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5 months ago

Bay loop is pretty and has bay views, forest, and swamp areas. The beach trail, however, is closed indefinitely.

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bugs
6 months ago

cool views along the river. osprey and swallows.

7 months ago

great running trail, if you love to just get away....this is a simple trail you can do and enjoy.

hiking
Sat Apr 08 2017

Easy trail though if you have knee issues be careful.

walking
Sat Oct 22 2016

This was an nice easy trail. Did it with three kids (ages 9 and 11) and the dog. No one complained and I enjoyed it. The wooded part of the trail is really nice as well as the views of the water.

walking
Mon Jul 11 2016

Took a family walk along the Beach & Bay Trail. So peaceful, great stress reducer from life in WDC. So lovely, just a bit heavy in seaweed.

Fri Apr 29 2011

5 stars for the beautiful birds :-)

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