Occoquan Regional Park Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lorton, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.7 miElevation gain242 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestPartially pavedRiverViews
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This spacious park is scenically located on the Occoquan River diagonally across from the Town of Occoquan. It offers 400 acres of recreational space and a touch of the past with its historic brick kilns. There are also picnic and ball fields nearby. The blue trail is well marked and makes an excellent running trail. Accessibility: There do not appear to be any designated accessible spaces in the paved parking lot on Lorton Road in the middle of the trail. The trail surface is mostly paved with a natural dirt section and typically at least 4 feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (5% or less) except for moderately steep to very steep (over 5%) uphill and downhill sections at about 0.2, 0.9, and 1.3 through 2.3 miles when going clockwise. Trail goers using wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers may need assistance in the steeper sections or to avoid them for safety. All-terrain tires or motorized equipment may be needed for the unpaved section. The most accessible portion of the trail is the southern loop which has its own trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/occoquan-southern-loop

A small parking lot is located at the southeastern end of the trail.

Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority 703-690-2121

Exit off I-95 onto Route 123 north, follow 123 north 1.5 miles to park entrance on right

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Nika B
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Paved and easy to walk

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Kaylen Jacques
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Beautiful scenery!

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Mary Tryon
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Renee Costello
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If you can get past the traffic noise, this is a very enjoyable walk. The trees inspire peacefulness.

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Tam Nguyen
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Nice, open field for flying a kite.

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Katie Lee
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The walk near the water is meh. The forest part is amazing and so beautiful. Plenty of parking and lots of groups on a Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 pm.

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Sandra Farkas
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Completely paved loop. It would be great if it were a cross country ski trail when it snows. We walked 1 1/2 miles on mostly open field habitat some views of an estuary and some views of the Occoquan river. this must be hit in the summer.

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Bruce Phillips
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When you arrive at Shelter 2, if you close your eyes and inhale, you’ll swear you are standing at the beach. This place is tranquil and peaceful. It’s the type of place you tell others about. This is the type of trail you bring your close friends to. It’s also an excellent place to run a virtual 5k. I’m happy I started my day hiking this trail.

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T Wash
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Icy

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D I
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Great trail, off the normal loop. A little muddy in places.

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Akua Ova
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great for scooters with kids!

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Joe Epperson
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All asphalt trail. People seem less friendly fewer masks.

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Becky Baylor
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The majority of the loop is paved and either alongside the access road or the marina, so less of a hike and more of a walk. There is a brief section that meanders through the woods, and that was very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to coming back and meandering off the loop.

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D I
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Great walk around the park.

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Dennis W
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Matthew Hicks
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Beautiful day out for a walk. This is a nicely paved trail which makes it easy to navigate. We 3.5 miles and then enjoyed lunch at the Brickmaster Cafe; very good chicken tenders and fries. Note: If you use the Brickmaster cafe app to order food you must go in to get it where as if you order in the restaurant they will bring it out to you. My wife and I waited about 20mins thinking it would be brought out like others we had seen before I went inside to ask. Our food had been sitting there the whole time; fortunately in a warmer so it was cold.. Again, very good food and not complaining about the wait but rather letting folks know so they don't make the same assumptions about getting their food. Aside from this miscommunication, excellent experience and highly recommend the trail and the food.

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Yuki Nuriddin
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Well-paved. Easy direction. Friendly atmosphere. My kids (14,4,2) all enjoyed the walk as well.

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Blair DeSio
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A bit windy by the river

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Michelle Neuman
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Trail is well maintained and paved. Nice water views. There’s a restaurant with v clean bathrooms! Don’t miss the unpaved stairway near the first parking lot for a little something something for the calves.

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Ken Powers
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Karen Lopez
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Celeste Lee
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HikingGreat!

The entire trail is paved, making for very easy walking conditions. You can stop along the water as there are benches if you want a break and there’s even a cafe midway through by the river. Great for an easy afternoon stroll or a jog with plenty of parking nearby at the Workhouse Arts Center or at the park itself if you prefer a shorter loop.

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James Sullivan
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Emily Gelabert
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Free parking. Easy to walk with kids. Great sight for boat watching

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Asia Abuqamat
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Great for walking with kids

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Joyce Richards
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Beautiful scenery on a fall family walk.

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Anna Tran
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Nice, very easy trail if you enjoy paved paths

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GeeGee Granville
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Soon Schober
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J. Osvaldo Rodriguez
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