Leopold's Preserve Loop is a 3.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Broad Run, Virginia that features a lake 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.

3.6 miles
111 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


1 day ago

This little trail offers quite a variety and is a fun little hike. It ranges from paved trail, to gravel, rocks and roots, and even has a small rock scramble. It is quite pretty in most sections and would be a great hike for children with its informational kiosks. Two things to note: it is not well marked as others have said. It is easy to navigate with All Trails BUT make sure your cell phone is charged or you print out the map in cold weather and wear waterproof shoes - lots of mud and standing water on the trails. I would give it a 5 except for its proximity to homes and highways. The smell of vehicle exhaust is pretty bad in the corner near 66 and 15. If you hike with exuberant dogs be prepared for lots of slippery wooden foot paths but definitely try it - it’s a good quick hike!

5 days ago

It’s beautiful out there but I did not find that this app helped me navigate at all. Wondering if something was wrong with it because I have had no problems on the app before. There are a lot of points where you can pick three different ways to go and I literally had no idea where I was most of the time. Lucky I got back to the parking lot really.

2 months ago

Nice easy, peaceful, well maintained trail. Nobody there on a Saturday afternoon! The sign at the parking lot has a good map of the trails - there are options for a quick stroll or a few miles. It's close to a private neighborhood and you can hear some road noise at times, but it's still a nice nature trail.

4 months ago

A wonderful trail! I take my dogs out on the trail daily and have seen a lot of wildlife. There is a birding overlook and 7 miles of beautiful scenery. There is a trail map in the parking lot which will show the trail system, there are also several interpretive boards through out the preserve. GPS directions. 16290 Thoroughfare Road, Broad Run, VA

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