Motts Run Reservoir Trails (Thursday-Monday)

MODERATE 35 reviews

Motts Run Reservoir Trails (Thursday-Monday) is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fredericksburg, Virginia that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

The Motts Run Reservoir Trail is a public access trail with access to facilities, vending machines, canoes, a fishing peer, and boat ramp. No motorized boats on the lake. Trails are set up for hiking and running with many scenic areas and large hardwoods. Will soon feature Mountain Biking! Trail is CLOSED on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS

hiking
11 days ago

We did a little over 6 miles and I think we could have done more. It was quiet and had such adventurous feel to it. I would definitely do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

Not a bad hike, trail can be a little hard to follow and further down there are lots of down trees. I like the fact that you can make this hike as easy or as challenging as you like

8 months ago

a little overgrown and somewhat challenging to navigate the trail due to leaves covering the path. Still really enjoyed the trails. can't wait to come back in the spring

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Went on the Riverview trail which gets very narrow close to the water, but pretty views.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Overgrown and no views from what we seen. Everything was blocked from trees

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Very disappointed. Came to hike today (Tuesday) only to find that the trail is CLOSED on TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

Lots of water access..lots of tree shade in late spring/early summer..fun hike, a bit on the easy side for us, there are some up and down slopes, not too strenuous..beautiful lake with running stream! Great time! Would recommend. (FYI the fishing bank trail was a bit muddy and narrow in spots)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nice hiking trail.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

So romantic at around 9am. Very quiet and peaceful and not at all very crowded. The trails were actually pretty easy with a few steep hills. They are marked very well by color. The property also has many areas to sit and enjoy nature, it seems prefect for bird watchers.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nice short trail.

hiking
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I do nature programming at Mott's Run Reservoir so am familiar with the area. I also love hiking out there and do so regularly. The trails (4.5 miles) offer a nice variety of uphill and flatter areas with lovely views of the lake with wooden benches scattered throughout. It is generally a pretty quiet place but can occasionally get busy on weekends or holidays. While the park is open to the public only April 1-October 31 folks may park outside the gate as long as they DO NOT block it and walk in.

trail running
Monday, September 15, 2014

Went for a trail run here, and it wasn't to bad. Nothing too extreme so nice overall. I hear FATMUG is going to construct a 12 mile mountain biking trail here so I am stoked for that and will leave a much improved review after ripping that up.

fishing
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Great fishing spot and boats are only $15 to rent for 2 hours. Lots of trails up in the hills beside the water if you get tired of fishing. I have caught pretty large catfish and a few small bass here.

hiking
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Drats! Park is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. :(

hiking
Sunday, September 08, 2013

Definitely a workout! I would not recommend Laurel Trail to bank fishing unless you want to get hit with branches, narrow path, and I went through every spider web there was :-) I still enjoyed this hike very much and I would definitely recommend it.

hiking
Friday, April 05, 2013

Loved it. Several very steep areas that are a great work out and break up the trail a bit. Wonderful views of the Reservoir along the way.

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walking
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