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E. C. Lawrence Woodland Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Centreville, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 32 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Wildlife
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In 2004, the Fairfax County Park Authority created a stone dust trail that runs south from Walney Park Rd to Henry Pond Ct. The main purpose of this trail was to provide an easy way for park management to monitor potential damage to a historic stone wall that runs the length of the property, but it was also intended to remain open for public use. In the late summer of 2004, somebody (possibly from one of the adjoining neighborhoods) cleared a trail through a beautiful section of woods, adjoining the existing maintenance trail. In doing so, they damaged a section of the wall. Though park management was not pleased with this action (which, technically, was at best vandalism), they recognized the desire for people to have a quiet path through the woods.  About a year later, the FCPA closed off a couple of sections, but then significantly extended the trail in a much wider loop to the north. It's been fairly well maintained ever since, with occasional trimming of plants, clearing of fallen trees, and surfacing with mulch. Additionally, 4 benches (or so) have been placed along the length of the trail. If you visit, please enjoy the views, but don't damage the stone wall or venture too far off the trail. Wildlife seen in this section of the woods include squirrels, deer, foxes, skunks, turkey, and (possibly) even coyotes! Enjoy!

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Shradha H
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Jerome Vitner
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Scott Blamphin
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Sawyer and I strolling through the woods. Then played on a dirt pile for a long while.

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Jerome Vitner
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Jerome Vitner
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Not sure the expectations of some of the reviewers. What back yards for example? Tall grass? I like these trails because you are in the woods. And there is about 100 feet of elevation change if you take the right path. I typically can get 5 miles walking this loop in the woods. State highway 28 is close enough you have noise and Dulles Airport is close enough planes are flying low overhead. But for dense suburban Fairfax County this is an excellent park. Also trees fall. I climb over them. Never seen a trail closed. And they are cut within a few days.

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Kate Collins
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Not a big fan. Half the time you’re in the woods, the other half you’re practically in peoples’ backyards. Only saving grace was the deer though it looks like there is scheduled population control coming up.

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Melissa Davies
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As the title suggests, this is a trail through the woods. Nothing too exciting, but there were enough "treasures" to keep my two-year-old happy. You should know there is a lot of tall grass to wade through.

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Dan Krietlow
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jim huffman
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Kathleen Henry Featheringham
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Jerome Vitner
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Jerome Vitner
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Marc Hatzimanolis
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Jerome Vitner
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Gary Golman
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Kathy Smaltz
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Steve Gibson
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Rachel Lynn
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