Blue Fraser Preserve Loop Trail

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Blue Fraser Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Great Falls, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great place to go with FRIENDLY dogs - several parts for off-leash and can detour to the Potomac for them to swim. Very secluded, few hikers, mostly those with dogs. About a half mile from where u park to where u pick up the trail but it's a dirt road. Easy to follow to trail head and entire trail marked.

7 months ago

great family hike

hiking
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I've been here several times, most recently with my son's cub scout troop. The trail is rustic and narrow (single-file in many spots) but a big plus for the young boys was the wide road downhill from the parking area to the trailhead. They ran and ran, so by the time we were to the trailhead they had gotten their excess energy out and they were ready for a slower walk to look at plants and bugs! We did the shorter hike, down to the river and back.

Some sections of the longer train are closed off because of the many trees that have fallen down in recent storms, The Nature Conservancy owns the land and has developed an aoudio tour to help visitors better understand what they are seeing at this preserve (see http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/virginia/placesweprotect/fraser-audio-tour-1.xml ).

hiking
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Great Trail along the Potomac. Hiked it on Saturday 4-14-12. Spotted a Blue Heron!
Hiked with a Washington Hiking Meetup Group. Fun day!

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2011

No trail. Don't go there. You will find a restaurant and houses.