Meadowood Nature Conservatory Loop

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Meadowood Nature Conservatory Loop is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Lorton, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife 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 but must be kept on leash.

2.8 miles
249 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

trail running




Solitude and a nice remote lunch spot! Starting on an open field, the hike goes through the openness passing some small BLM-owned buildings. To the right of the 1st intersection is a great pond for fishing. This trail has tons of unique plants, a very diverse ecosystem with plenty of animals to see. A small creek runs through the hike, along with a very active plant / tree / forest recovery program by the local Girlscouts. Thanks to the local Girlscouts for the work they have done in this nature area.

1 day ago

we loved it very much. We went there on Saturday morning. we came across several people and 8 horses

15 days ago

Beautiful hike. My dog loved it. He even met a horse for the first time. Perfect place to walk your dog on a hot day because of the shade from all of the trees as well as a cool stream.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail, wide and well maintained. Silent and peaceful most of the way as it’s away from main roads. You actually follow a trail named Mustang loop 1/2 mi from parking area and pick up Thompson creek loop which is the main trail on this map. There is a 1.1 mi trail called Wood Thrush loop that starts and ends at the bridge halfway through and is easy and very pretty. That puts you right back on Thompson creek trail. The whole thing is about 3.5 to 4 if you do it that way. All trails are well marked. Seems like a lot of horseback usage, although it was quiet and deserted on a Nov Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Perfect length, nice scenery, had my two dogs and they loved it.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Hidden gem. Looking forward to going back in the spring to see the birds. We did see a Heron and the stream was teeming with small fish. Very secluded and quiet - we only saw one other family and a lone horse and rider.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

5 stars for the great job the girlscouts did in this area!!

9 days ago

11 months ago

Sunday, September 25, 2016