Holmes Run Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Holmes Run Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alexandria, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
406 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great local trail with two vibes divided by Beauregard St. The trail SE of Beauregard goes toward Old Town Alexandria with an urban and suburban feel, including the ability to stop at restaurants or shops, whereas the trail NW of Beauregard goes through the forest toward Lake Barcroft and then Falls Church. Trail is along Holmes Run which can be a gentle, meandering creek or a heavier storm water flow. This trail changes with the seasons offering year round beauty.

trail running
3 months ago

Sucks. The map is incorrect and the trail is blocked at Beauregard.

5 months ago

5 months ago

This trail sucks if you wanna walk on a paved path next to a sewer runoff in the middle of a neighborhood then this is your trail. Trail is also closed by 395.

hiking
6 months ago

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11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

For a really local hike, its great! The Holmes Run part is very average. Paved bike path, views of the stream but somewhat dirty. Passing under 395 is a little creepy as some folks were hanging around the long underpass during the day when i went. Once you hit the Dora Kelly Nature Preserve, it is decidedly moderate! If you stay on the hiking trail there is quite a bit of hill climbing and some switchbacks. The trail pops out of the forest and then joins back up with the bike trail that climbs even more. It's quite lovely. Made the slightly icky Holmes run section very worth it!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

I wouldn't call it moderate unless you are injured. It's an easy hike for most people. But surprisingly good.

walking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

road biking
Friday, July 15, 2016

mountain biking
Friday, June 17, 2016

walking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

walking
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Nice, easy stroll with the dog.

Friday, March 18, 2016

road biking
Saturday, August 16, 2014

hiking
Sunday, March 03, 2013

We (myself, my wife and 2 year old son) walked a portion of the trail. It is a nice easy walk and had good scenery if though it is still winter time.