Occoquan Water Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Occoquan Water Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.6 miles
6 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

paddle sports



wild flowers


Occoquan Reservoir is a 2,100-acre Fairfax Water Authority impoundment, which forms the boundary between Fairfax and Prince William counties. Fairfax County Water Authority manages Occoquan as a water supply impoundment, which serves residents of Fairfax County and the City of Alexandria, therefore there is no swimming allowed in the reservoir. The Upper Segment begins on free-flowing, tree-lined Bull Run, which widens as it joins the Occoquan River, opening to an expansive, freshwater lake formed by the Occoquan Reservoir dam.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

A great place to paddle. Went upstream to the 19 mile marker and back (upwind) in 3 hrs w a 20 min break to rest and eat. No strong currents, no rapids, very little boat traffic today.

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