Lees Woods Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodbridge, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length1.8 miElevation gain209 ftRoute typeLoop
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This is a historic interpretive trail with both Revolutionary and Civil War points of interest. The park service provides guide books at the trail head that lead you along the trail and gives a brief explanation of each site. There have been sightings of several bald eagles from the river overlook at the top of the hill. The hike features a small civil war fort and era homes with lineage to the famous Robert E Lee! This fort participated in the civil war, getting shots off at a passing gun boat. The hike starts at the amphitheater, where an old hunt club had a two story building (ruins) and various learning events are currently held. Continuing on to the fort, you will find cannon emplacements on the river with some great water views. Multiple benches at this location gives you places to eat a packed lunch. The next leg takes you to the Henry Lee family cemetery, where the headstones have been removed for perseverance. Not far from that location there is a great view of the canyon which the railroad line passed through. Continuing to the Henry Lee home site, you will have a well spot and an overview of the home site. The last stop shows you the Fairfax home site and well. The well is brick lined and prominent. The home site still has a standing chimney and showing multiple foundations.

Department of Conservation and Recreation (703) 670-0372

-have lunch in the picnic area or take a packed lunch to have on the one of -two benches with water views -try a longer trail along the railroad line -cold drink vending machine by bathrooms

Leesylvania State Park is in the southeast area of Prince William County, approximately 25 miles from Washington, D.C. and Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Rippon Landing Exit 156; then go east on Route 784 to U.S. 1. From U.S. 1, Route 610 (Neabsco Road) east two miles. Follow park road to Freestone parking area. Trail head begins near fishing pier.

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A J
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Absolutely stunning and very well maintained

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Mary Tryon
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Anne O'Brien
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Few on the trail on a lovely March afternoon, but lots using the picnic shelter, playground and pier. A little shorter than expected.

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David David Fox
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Lara Jakes
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Too easy to be moderate

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John Hootman
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Ivan Locke
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Siobhan Starrs
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Easy, family-friendly trail with lots of history markers. Very peaceful

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Missy Arp
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Emily Gelabert
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Easy to walk. Great views of the water. Tons of picnic areas.

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Kelly Loss
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Ages 11 & 13 - great for a screen break. Watch for hidden roots with leaves!

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Beverly McIntyre
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Nice and comfy - some uphill and downhill.

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Sarah Masoom
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Laura Alfonso
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Easy- moderate, well marked (red markers) abs lots of historic sites. We hiked on a Wednesday morning and did not cross anyone on the trail. Lots of spider webs though.

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Scott Phillips
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No part of the trail was closed when I went. Except near the parking lot, which was pretty full for a rainy Saturday, the trail was pretty open. It was an easy walk through the woods with some historic sites. Pretty.

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William Mendoza
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Good hiking trail.

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Vantross Medina-White
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Corey Debrauske
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Moderate as it says. Need to get the back trails mapped.

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Rezel Santos-McNeese
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This is a nice short hike but some parts are closed due to construction.

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Courtney Burge
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Decent trail but could not get up to the fort at the top where bald eagles have been sighted. Part of the trail is closed as of 08 Jun 2020 due to trail construction. If you take the fire road back down at the portion where it’s closed, the trail winds up being closer to 2.5 mi. Nice historic places to stop at along the way.

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José Guevara
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Pretty nice trail. Not hard at all. Some parts were closed as of 06/01/20

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Sandra Farkas
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Hiked only a portion of the trail from the last parking lot up the stairs to the overlook where the fort was. Nice views of Osprey and other land birds. Not many people, but turned around once we realized we wanted to get back to the car to explore other parts of the park. Nice to have the app to realize the trail would not take us back to our car. The park was packed at this time and social distancing was not possible anymore.

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Nick Allen
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Nice trail. Part of it closed.

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Carlea Bauman
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Be aware that a portion of the trail is closed (March 2020). I’m not sure how much of the trail was shortened by the detour we had to take or if any of the waypoints are impacted by it. Beautiful hike nonetheless. Not crowded at all and the trail is pretty wide throughout (if social distancing is a goal). Some short steep parts but nothing insurmountable. Gorgeous views, cool ruins and history. We coupled this hike with the 1 mile hike along the water. By the time we left it was getting pretty crowded.

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Chanille Stover
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Being newer to the hiking thing, I'm not sure what to expect of trails. That being said, I'd do this trail again. It meshes history with nature education and the outdoors--works for me! And my dog liked it too!

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Amy Petersen
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Went with the Ranger, learned about the Pawpaw fruit and tree. Nice walk, some steeper areas but easy to walk.

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Mindy Logar
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Great trail to take a dog. offers a slight challenge with some hills but still pretty easy. It would be a great run spot but definitely get there early. It is near some great swim beaches and on nice days it gets packed. The pup and I probably easily added a mile to our hike due to parking. Of course that isn't a problem since we came for the hike. Also be aware there is a $10 park entry fee but if you love the parks, it is money well spent to preserve these natural areas and enjoy their beauty and all they have to offer.

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Patrina Kandul
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hilly but pretty views of the water

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Christine Bliss
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It’s a simple, easy trail if you’re looking to just get out for a bit in the woods.

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