Lake Fairfax Park Trail

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Lake Fairfax Park Trail is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Reston, Virginia that features a river 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
12.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

Lake Fairfax Park, located near Reston, Virginia, is primarily used for camping and mountain biking. Several miles of wooded trails in addition to the Colt's Neck loop, which passes through Lake Fairfax Park and continues on to the Fairfax CCT and W&OD trails.

1 month ago

The paths were great but the only thing I didn’t like was that there were no markers or many signs on what path you were on. It’s a maze and it would be great to have more markers/signs. Thank goodness for this app.

3 months ago

Stunning ferns covering the ground make for a nice change in the flora you typically see. Fun for walking, running, and biking.

4 months ago

Lake is small - no spectacular views but it's a nice trail. Lots of roots and rocks to walk over, which I really enjoy but may be problematic for some. Trail gets very narrow in several areas so it's hard to pass. Lots of mountain bikers also use this trail, which can make for some very close calls in the narrower areas.

hiking
6 months ago

it's an ok trail. It has campsites and houses stationed at some points. it is rated moderate, but I will call it easy.

walking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Easy to get to with plenty of parking. It is a very small lake, but has a lot of trails that are well maintained. Summers are great with picnic tables and hammocks, but they are removed after summer. Many trails are very narrow making it difficult for bikers and walkers to share.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Great time and a great trail

Friday, August 05, 2016

great trail riding on a mountain bike needs more signs.

walking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Decent walk, nothing difficult and kind of scenic.

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016

This was ok, not much in terms of scenary, albeit it was an early spring day with leaves still on the ground. Trail is good for mountain bikes though, passed quite a few on the way. No trail markers, or at least couldn't see any, and visitor's center wasn't helpful past handing out a map. Once you find the trail though, it's pretty straight forward to follow it. Will likely return with a mountain bike.

trail running
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Very nice trail that I run 2-3x a week. More mountain bikers than runners though. For every 10 mountain bikers I see, I see one runner. Everyone shares the trail and is very courteous. My Fitbit says I do an elevation of 400 feet or roughly 31 stairs climbed, so reasonable incline work is present on the trail. Many different paths can be chosen to mix up the experience.

hiking
Saturday, November 02, 2013

Quick easy & nice fall colors.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It's a nice trail for jogging, running, and biking. The circuit I used to run on a regular basis begins near the campgrounds (just NW of the soccer fields), passes alongside the bridge, then the lake, continues through the woods across a small stream, and around the fields. The terrain is relatively flat with a rocky patch near the bridge and a few hills to the East.

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