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Laurel Trail is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Triangle, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.5 mi Elevation gain 170 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

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Note: Due to COVID-19, all roads and parking areas are closed to motor vehicle traffic. However, you may still hike on the trails if you can walk to the area.

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Reviews (106)
Photos (162)
Recordings (95)
Completed (264)
Kristen Morgan
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HikingBugs

Great nature walk for kids (very approachable but reasonably challenging for 3yo) ! Has nice factoids on plaques along the way. The bridge gives a halfway (ish) point to burn some extra energy and provides connections to other trails if you want to extend. Bugs (mosquitoes) can be bad so wear / bring repellant and keep moving! And check for ticks! Roads at PW are currently closed for Covid-19 so be respectful when parking along 619. Leave no trace! Pack in, pack out! Love to our park rangers!

Aaron S. Huie
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Nathaniel Hebert
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HikingRocky

Started off the trail straight threw the woods by the play ground , nice to go off trail every now and then. Came up by the river for half of it , super nice and on the way back gets rocky so watch your step.

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Sara M.
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HikingFeeMuddy

This trail is a nice mile and half loop that leads you back to the visitors center. It is very scenic and you get some nice views of creeks and bridges. The trail in general has a lot of roots and some areas are pretty muddy, just be careful where you walk. This is a dog friendly trail, and our corgi enjoyed the smells. The tail end of the walk has one major hill (not a gradual rise, but a steep one). My elderly parents struggled to get to the top. Would definitely classify this walk as moderate, especially for new walkers, kids, and elderly. The park does have an entry fee per car.

Amy Petersen
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Hiking

Great trail. Well marked and easy to follow. Mostly tree covered with sounds of water almost the whole trail. Lots of tree roots but easy to navigate.

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Marvin Benjamin
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Running

Beautiful trail. Shaded the whole way. Lots of roots in the beginning so watch your footing at the start. After that section it’s pretty smooth footing all the way to the finish. It’s a little under 1.5 miles and it’s easily runnable. I’ll be back to run this many more times.

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Russell Lee
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Hiking

Wouldn’t recommend coming if you’re looking for a peaceful hike. We came on a Saturday morning EARLY and there was an apparent marathon going on so it was a horrible 6 miles on and off the trail to get out of the way from runners with my 3 dogs

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Eric Guinard
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Hiking

Pretty short. I would put this between beginner and moderate. Easy to navigate and well marked. You can make your hike a little or a lot longer by choosing other connecting trails along the way.

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Jenn Funderburk
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Hiking

Great afternoon trail!

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Chris Byler
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Hiking

Well marked shaded trail that has an amazing spot for water access for dogs or kids to play in next to a beautiful bridge. Trailhead is next to visitors center so there is plenty of parking.

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Thomas Edward
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Scott T.
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Hiking

Short, fairly easy but very pretty even in the winter muddy day but very passable.

Kelly Palazzo
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Nice easy, scenic trail. Great for families and pets.

Hope Laingen
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Walking

This is a great trail for families -- well marked, wide, largely level walking surface with just a few rocky/roots areas. There is good shade for sunny days. The Birch Bluff Trail is a great addendum for more interesting sights as well as a little extra distance. More of a walk than a hike, but very enjoyable. The facilities at this park are very well maintained and the blazes on the trail are well placed and helpful. Definitely grab a map from the ranger office if you can as there are a number of trails that criss cross and it can be easy to get onto a different trail without realizing it. I want to try this one again in the winter!

Rich Ragucci
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Hiking

Just inside prince William forest so very easy to get started. Great hike the birch bluff loop adds a nice bit of extra distance. Took the dog no problems there. Federal park so don't forget you have to pay the small fee totally worth it.

Kevin Safreed
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Running

This is my go-to trail when I want to get in a quick bit of local activity/trail-running. Versatile, with plenty of scenic vistas/wildlife. It can be as strenuous as you want it to be--great little areas to traverse and explore. Wonderful for kids--it's how I introduced my son to the world of hiking. It's close by my place, making it ideal for my use. A real gem!

Bradley Pinekenstein
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Running

Very clearly marked trail. A great afternoon hike/run. Has some steep parts.

Richard Sargent
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Hiking

In combination with other trails this makes for a great hike and loved the scenery... Well kept trails and very clear markings and maps.

I.m. P.
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Hiking
First to Review

Did this trail as part of a loop with the South Valley and North Valley trails. This particular trail is about 1.5 mii. There were a few folks walking their dogs at the beginning and ending of the hike but overall solitude factor was pretty high.

Osvaldo Agramonte-Harper
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Eliana Martinez
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Joseph Vacek
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Karen Dorman
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Natalie Vazquez
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Juan C. Sotomayor
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Sarah Koeppe
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Jess M
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