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Bull Run-Occoquon Trail: Centreville Road to Hemlock Overlook Park

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Bull Run Regional Park

Bull Run-Occoquon Trail: Centreville Road to Hemlock Overlook Park is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Centreville, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 524 ft Route type Out & Back
Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Forest River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky Historic site
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Will Darby
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Parts of trail are nice. Others are very muddy and not well maintained. In some parts there is a serious litter problem. Trash is strewn all over the trail and in the water. This includes broken glass, diapers, and beer cans.

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HikingBugsMuddyOver grown

Not bad at the beginning but the closer you get to 28 there’s lots of trash all along the river bank. Very unfortunate to see. Buggy and parts are muddy. Could be better with a little maintenance and a clean up.

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Liam Dou
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Chris and Kelly
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The parking for this trail is easy to miss: look for the Civil War Trails sign as you go southbound along route 28. Park at the historical markers for the Battle of Blackburn's Bluff. and go down the steps to the creek. The trail itself is a ordinary but nice, shady walk along the bluffs overlooking Bull Run. We only saw about 6 people on our 4-mile round trip, so good for social distancing. (Note that on the map, there is a spur trail leading to a Confederate fort by the Westfields gold course. However, once you get to the fort, there is no way to get in to see anything, so don't bother.)

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Danielle Cherniak
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Laser Cat
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Liz Bahrs
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Forest Sun
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Nicole K.
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Liz Bahrs
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Seher Raza
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LG Schreck
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Muzaffar Zaffar
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Carol Li
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Anastasia Norton
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Valerie Bartush
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Robin Mathews
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