Meadowood Nature Conservatory Loop

EASY 6 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
249 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

wildlife

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.

hiking
28 days 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.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

walking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

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!!