Beaver Pond Trail, Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge

EASY 5 reviews

Beaver Pond Trail, Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge is a 1.8 mile 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, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

wildlife

muddy

Wetlands, Bird Watching Easy, well marked trail leading up to and along Accotink Creek. Follow Great Blue Heron Trail out to bird blind for and excellent view of the bay and waterfowl. Several small ponds filled with turtles along the route back to parking area.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 11, 2015

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.

hiking
Wednesday, November 16, 2011