Chopawamsic Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Triangle, Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.
Small parking area inside of locked gate area (permit required from visitor's center)
Secluded trail with a nice two mile or so loop. Not overly difficult, but enjoyable. 8 Primitive camping sites to choose from for those wanting to spend the night. Each site offers something a little different in terms of views, size and distance off of main trail. If you're looking to get away and be in a secluded area, this is definitely a good spot. If you're looking to put in miles before camping, and be able to do more hiking, this may not be the spot for you. Overall, because of the seclusion and ability to do backcountry camping, I give this trail / site 4 stars.
This guy is off the "beaten path" and secluded, but it provides a short well-balanced trail with a few small hills. Trail is still maintained, marked, and has some neat paths through the brush. There is a port-o-potty at the parking lot for you civilized folk. Also provides a cool view of the Breckenridge Reservoir were you could spend a day of fishing if you find a way down the ridge-line.
Quiet trail that feels secluded despite relative proximity to roads. Some road noise while camping at night from I-95 and Joplin Rd. Moderate grade changes over creek beds and Quantico ridge lines.