Motts Run Reservoir Trails is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fredericksburg, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

Length4.6 miElevation gain879 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildlife
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Trail is CLOSED on TUESDAYS and WEDNESDAYS 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!

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Stephen Klein
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HikingGreat!

We hiked about 4 miles today. Trails were in good shape for this early in the season. Great views of the water from the lower trails. Some fallen trees have recently been removed from the paths, but more still await removal. The biggest issue is parking. The park's facilities and entrance gate are closed thru March 31st, so parking is limited until then to about 15 cars at the entrance.

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Cam .
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Lauren Blouch
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HikingGreat!

Hiked 4 miles. Very hilly and winding if that’s what your looking for.

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Christine M
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Mountain bikingGreat!Rocky

Wow!!! Hiked 10mi, biked 9.5 mi. technical, beautiful, HARD.

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Christine M
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Ryan Thomas
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Kimberly Zetzsche
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I'm pretty pissed my gps went offline and didn't load my whole hike. one of the trails was under water, the others weren't quite cleared. maybe it's the time of the year

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Ryan Thomas
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Jen Duff
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jennifer worrell
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Josie Worrell
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Aaron Firouz
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Hiking

This was a lovely, mellow trail that went through a lot of varied biomes in a relatively small area. We lost the main trail at some point and ended up doing the full 9ish miles around the lake, but even that wasn't strenuous, mostly rolling hills. Pretty secluded when we started early Sunday morning, but the parking lot was bustling when we got back.

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Ryan Thomas
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Shane Mitchell
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Shelley Toscano
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Jen Duff
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Ryan Thomas
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Frank Kopa
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Hiking

It's a great hike and biking trail with lots of views of the lake. Moderately challenging with hills and water crossings. Trails are well marked and it's a nice 8 mile hike around the lake. My dog and I really like coming here for day hikes.

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Thomas Blankenbaker
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Hiking

A great easy trail. The counter clockwise trail is easier to follow. If it rains, there will be tree crossing instead of 2 foot water crossing. Summertime will be great!.

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Sara C
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful wooded area that was an easy hike near some creeks

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Ryan Thomas
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Ryan Thomas
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Basil Mokhallalati
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Tracy L
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HikingWashed out

This is a nice wooded trail with some inclines and descents for good variety. The fall foliage is still beautiful! The river washed out the fishing piers, picnic tables, and some of the trail. Several people posted about lots of spiderwebs and unfortunately there are still a lot of them even in November.

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Ryan Thomas
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Ryan Thomas
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Ryan Thomas
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Ryan Thomas
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Ryan Thomas
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