Hidden Pond is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springfield, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 118 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

wild flowers

Small scenic pond, gentle hike along creek. A short, but beautiful hike around a small nature pond and along Pohick creek. Nestled in the middle of Fairfax county, the park offers solitude, and opportunity for exploration.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
1 day ago

Not your typical mountain bike trail but if you like a little challenge when riding I recommend. Better for hiking I’d say but doable by bike.

hiking
14 days ago

My kids and I come here all of the time. There are many well kept trails!

hiking
18 days ago

Easy trail...we had fun. Pay attention to color and route.

hiking
rocky
21 days ago

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Very peaceful trail. Don’t go in without a map of some sort. Marked pretty well. Extremely muddy. Not good for a mountain bike, best option is to hike.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

This trail runs along a pretty creek. There are lots of shoot off trails so we got lost once or twice. There are houses close by and we heard a siren a few times but otherwise it was a wonderful trail. We were pleasantly surprised.

hiking
1 month ago

My family and I love these trails! At times the trails around the main pond are very busy. The trails more into the woods usually have less people. There is usually wildlife to see and great creeks to throw rocks into. This year the brush next to the trails have been cut back. Hopefully it stays that way through to the fall.

hiking
1 month ago

Unexpected - the orange trail started covered with rose hips (stickers) that I imagine will be overgrown in a week or two. Some mud; boots needed as there were a few creek crossings. Lots of places to get close and play in the water. As the trail took a turn away from the creek there was a boardwalk with lots of swamp cabbage. It was very pretty. The green trail started into a different type of habitat. It was higher and no invasive plants. It was a very nice woodland. Then back to the blue trail to the nature center. Nice walk now in late March.

too many crossing trails

mountain biking
3 months ago

Mtb trail not that good, good for little kids

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, very few people with a ton of trail choices.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, after leaving nature center area we were the only ones on the trail, very peaceful. Dogs enjoyed it, a lot of water in the river right now, and ponds scattered throughout. Definitely coming back.

over grown
washed out
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Did the loop starting on the yellow trail, linking up with the green trail and finishing at the pond via the blue trail. The walk next to the creek on the yellow and half of the green trail is quite refreshing, though would be even better in the summer when the water level's a bit higher. On the way back through the green trail, the trail markers are quite sparse and you'd need to keep your eyes peeled 30-40 feet ahead to spot the next marker. An easy hike if you'd like to spend a couple of hours with the family in the quiet surrounding.

hiking
bugs
over grown
8 months ago

hiking
blowdown
over grown
10 months ago

Hidden gem in dense suburbia. You feel like you're far away in a magical place however parts are extremely overgrown. Wear pants and be prepare to push through overgrown trail with thorn bushes. Lots of down trees but some clearing work has been done. The area clearly experienced severe flooding but was dried out. I hope the trails will be cleared soon and this will be my favorite nearby hike.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
washed out
10 months ago

We hiked the 3 mile loop. Trails were poorly maintained and not well marked. Many trees were down and much overgrowth hid the trail in places. Many parts of the trail were under water.

hiking
10 months ago

I enjoyed the time. Well maintained trail, family friendly and clean

hiking
Sat May 25 2019

Swampy in areas. Hiking boots mandatory for occasional muck and ruggedness of the trail. The fur child loved it as well.

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
Fri May 24 2019

I don’t know how this is rated easy. You have a lot of climbing and wading through certain areas. Wear bug spray and long pants with hiking boots to be careful. There’s a lot of water and creeks as well as sand. A lot of the yellow and green trails are overgrown and not well marked. Blue trail was much easier though there’s climbing.

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