Great Marsh Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lorton, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Paved easy trail, great view of the Marsh area Short, paved trail with benches for rest stops along the way. The trail meanders through a thinly wooded forest with little underbrush. Groves of Holly and Mountain Laurel can be found along the way. It ends at a viewing dock over looking the Great Marsh. Signs of Beaver, and Deer can be seen, and Bald Eagles have been known to be spotted here.

walking
1 month ago

Walked April 2020. This is a super pleasant 1.3 mi paved flat walk. The trail is nicely paved, went on a rainy day and there were no sitting puddles. This is a great stroller or wheelchair ride. There is a bit of clearance on each side of the walkway, so you can distance as needed. There are also benches evenly spaced throughout the walk. At the end there is a little boarded overlook out to the water. The area is beautiful and you get several different views as you walk. It is also a bird famous bird watching area where you can see eagles (there are pamphlets on the way in). This path is dog friendly and our pooch enjoyed the various smells and leaves and stumps to inspect on the side.

Sat Jan 20 2018

Nice easy paved path trail for kids and a puppy dog.

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