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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 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.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 246 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Paved

River

Views

Over grown

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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.

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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Dimone Long
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Hiking

Strange trail goes up a paved road then dipped in the forest. Beautiful 1 mile forest ride. After to climb this incredibly steep hill to get on trail. Overall very enjoyable

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Adrienne Montanari Walker
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Hiking

I did this on Saturday.. it was okay and relaxing.

Phill Wadsworth
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Running

Park at the prison/museum Great Trail

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Lee Gilmore
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With COVID 19.....Park just off site near old prison towers parking lot....trail is all paved....last part all up hill....great short hike with great river views

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Angie Jones
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Jeff Conklin
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Hiking

Mostly paved trail except about 9 to 12 on the loop. Easy but also close and assessable. Parrallels the CCT briefly

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Nessa Tinee
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Nice, easy hike. Dogs loved it.

John Mckee
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Hiking

Look for shelter #3 for a hike that is not on the map! It’s marked in blue. Solid trail if your short on time and want to give a quick nod to nature. A little hilly but good footing throughout. Great hike for the family in the shade. Saw some deer and the trail ends Along a creek. ...John M

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Ronald Salazar
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Hiking

This is a very nice easy trail, just as advertised. There is a cafe in the middle.

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Ava Beckman
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HikingNo shade

No shade coverage. Had to turn back since it was too hot for a black dog. Otherwise fine.

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Mindy Logar
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Hiking

super easy trail. they finished part of the paved path along the opposite side of the historic buildings so we walked that instead of the portion of the path here that just retraces steps. it's a great spot for running, kids and dogs and connects to the longer CCT trail.

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Marvin Flores
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Running

muy entretenido este parque, pesca,correr,caminar hay para todo tipo de deporte al aire libre

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Chris Byler
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Hiking

All paved, so its very stroller friendly. Partly shaded and partly open sun. nice deli in the middle of the park. Very pretty, but more of a walk than a hike.

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Bella. Portillo.
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Rocky

Beautiful

Patrina Kandul
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Walking

Great when other trails too wet due to rain. Pretty scenery. Nicely paved and well-maintained.

Dashawn Sykes
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Hiking

Nice paved trail. Solid option when other area trails may wash out due to weather. Has some hills but for the most part it’s mostly flat.

not all who wander A.
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Great when you need a paved trail because of rainy weather.

kpoconno User
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Walking

This was a nice path to walk with my family, and let my Toddler ride his strider bike. Not really the place for anyone looking for a challenging trail.

Brittany Orr
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Walking

It’s a beautiful walk even more so in the fall. The trail is paved making it an easy walk. I brought my two dogs with me the bigger one was so tired once we were done we did about 5 miles in all the was we walked. The only thing I didn’t like was that being my first time I had no idea where it began but once we got started it was a great time!

Joanne T
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This is a very easy and flat trail that’s pretty much all paved and I wouldn’t call it moderate. It’s a nice walk but not really a hike.

Molly Potter
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Very easy, paved walkway with tons of people. Views are ok, nothing nice. Definitely easy and not moderate.

Terry McElroy
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Running

So this is a paved walking/running trail that was lengthened and upgraded as part of recent (Jun 2018) park upgrades. As measured on my Runkeeper app, the whole loop is 3.4 miles. There’s a new piece added closest to I-95 by the river that lengthens it from 2.7 to 3.4. Nice loop 3-person wide. Good for walking, running biking. Families ambling along on weekend afternoon. Skirts picnic areas, playing fields and through woods and along the river. A half mile steady uphill climb to the park entrance and then same back down. You can take uphill steps at top or bottom of that segment and there is a nice trail that parallels the entry road, so you could have a shaded trail run for that segment if you like. You could also cut that uphill/ downhill off and turn just before it starts going uphill, then you have a nice 1.8 mi fairly flat loop with a few short climbs thrown in according to trail map.

Jason Bergstrom
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Hiking

Good park to go with my dog. Very short but steep incline. Rest is through a multi-purpose park. Lots of open areas.

Lindsay L
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Running

Got lost trying to follow the CCT, but didn’t mind exploring the park for the first time. They recently paved a loop around the batting cages and fields which was half open half closed? so not sure if I was allowed out there! I think it’s about 2.5-3 miles from the very first trail head at the beginning of the park(basically at the traffic light) to run down and around the park and back up. The new building looks like it’s going to be really nice. I also would have kayaked if I had the time. Good place to have a picnic, sit on the water, kayak, or fly a kite. Additionally, the wooded trail that runs parallel to the park’s entry road, is flat on the ridge (nice, quiet, shaded path) and shows a view of the water/bridge/houses at the top.

Nicole Jordan
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Paddle sports

Went to hike the trail but gave up trying to find it. Then we realized it was just a loop down the road to a scenic view. Ended up renting a tandem kayak and exploring the river.

Jamal Breeding
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Nice park to run I enjoyed it I will return

Kathy Sheehan
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nice and shady. Uncrowded on the trail but I could hear the highway which was a big turn-off. The trail was really well maintained. couldn't really see the river thru the trees

Jennifer Hammat
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Paddle sports

Beautiful. Better in the morning.

Scott Walker
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Found one trail in the park and it wasn't much of a trail. also very run down buildings and a bit scary parking my car here. trail was poorly marked and I want sure I was even on an authorized trail. don't bother with this park.

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