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.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
9 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

canoeing

fishing

nature trips

sea kayaking

whitewater kayaking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
5 months ago

canoeing
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.

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

canoeing
Sunday, November 09, 2014

hiking
Sunday, July 06, 2014

whitewater kayaking
Sunday, May 18, 2014

canoeing
Monday, July 15, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, March 27, 2012