Bull Run Trail

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Bull Run Trail is a 17.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Centreville, Virginia that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
17.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1387 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Follow blue blazes. There are mile post markers every mile. Trail proceeds east about 1/2 mile to Cub Run then south to Bull Run. Trail remains north and east of Bull run for 18 miles to the main parking lot in Fountainhead Regional Park. Watch for old Confederate artillary position near mile 4. Most of the trail follows the river bank but where the bank or feeder streams are impassable, the trail ascends into the hills. Trail can be seasonally muddy and there can be problems with stream crossings. There are side branches for horses in places where the trail is too rocky or steep for horses. Trail is very well maintained by PATC.

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Nice trail through the woods

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Love the outdoor experience along the water in the heart of urban northern Virginia. Doing the trail in segments.

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3 months ago

Started at fountainhead on the blue blazes and hiked in 10 miles and turned around. Nice trail. Loved the hills. Wish people would keep dogs on leashes.

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