North Valley Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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North Valley Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Triangle, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles
508 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


trail running







North Valley Trail is one of the park's longer trails with many opportunities to connect up with other trails and fire roads. These include Burma Road, Lake One Road, Quantico Falls Trail, Cabin Branch Mine Trail, Pyrite Mine Road, and South Valley Trail.

5 months ago

saw Mr Beaver when creek was frozen.
started from lot E.

5 months ago

Lovely hike (did the South Valley Trail to the North Valley Trail out and back). Several opportunities to cross the stream on logs which was fun. Would rate easy not moderate, but definitely enjoyable.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great trails, definitely need a map to help navigate. 7mi was perfect n easy here

trail running
Sunday, July 19, 2015

I've run this trail both day/night and wet/dry. From EAST to WEST it runs from the bridge on Pyrite Mine Rd in a NW direction for 3.5mi to the bridge at Burma Rd. 90% of this trail follows the contour of the Quantico Creek and is single track, non-technical. Mostly level elevation with approx 4-5 moderate hill ascents. Trail marking is okay, but can be confusing without a trail map. Lots of exposed tree roots and some muddy portions that cannot be easily bypassed. Some buggy parts, but not as much as you'd expect so close to the creek. A highly recommended easy trail run during dry conditions. Avoid after heavy rains, because trail becomes very slick on the ups and downs.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Finding a nice quiet trail
Just minutes from home is a big plus. We came in from Rt. 234 through the travel trailer park, hooked up with North Valley Trail off Burma Road and went to the Pyrite Mine for a total off around 10 miles. Very little traffic and this on the 4th of July weekend. Very pleasant hike with nice wooded views.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Did this trail as part of a loop with the South Valley and Laurel Trail. Total 9 mi.

There are some hills that are moderately steep but overall a pretty easy hike. Most of the North Valley Trail runs along the Quantico Creek. There are a few trail markers and interpretive trail signs to discuss the history of the area. That was pretty interesting.

There were a few folks walking their dogs at the beginning and ending of the hike but overall solitude factor was pretty high.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Very nice trail running along Quantico Creek. Very nice, tranquil creek views.

This trail is shorter, smoother, and less varied than the longer "South Valley Trail" to its south.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 09, 2016