Old Pond Trail

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Old Pond Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Spotsylvania, Virginia that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Fredericksburg, VA: Lake Anna State Park is adjacent to Route 601 off Route 208, 25 miles southwest of Fredericksburg and 55 miles northwest of Richmond. From park entrance, follow signs to Visitor Center. Old Pond Trail begins behind the Visitor Center.

2 months ago

A good warm up for some of the longer trails. Circles a small pond with labeled foliage. Also has fitness stations. Nice view of the larger lake. Paved.

3 months ago

Short and sweet; I like the "fit trail" stops with exercise signs.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Easy wide trail. Good number of roots in many areas.

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nice little trail for kids. Well maintained.

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

It was over a year ago, but I thought it was the visitor center and very much in the park. Maybe it was called something else. Anyway, Donna was right that there are many miles of trails in the park, so pick your hike from beautiful lakefront to uphill leg burners. I think this is one of the prettiest state parks in Virginia.

hiking
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Please note this trail appears to be within the state park . There is a lake anna visitors center separate from the park, and there are no hiking trails there. We did hike about 4 miles of the trails in the state park. Very nice. There are plenty of trails there, and you can put together any hike length you want.

hiking
Saturday, November 09, 2013

A lovely loop that can be picked up starting at the Visitor's Center or as a continuation of Old Pond Trail. Lots of little overlook views of the lake. Great trail! Can't wait to do it again in the spring/summer.

hiking
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

So much beautiful Lake Anna. From the Visitors Center parking lot start out either north or south along the shoreline for one mile, turn around, come back and go in the other direction for a mile. The south leg will take you to Railroad Ford which is no longer there but you will know it by the point. The trail makes almost a U turn and heads uphill. This beautiful trail takes in the scenic parts of Railroad Ford Trail, Scenic Pond Trail, Fishermans Trail and Sunset Trail. You are never more than a few feet from the lake.

hiking
Friday, September 06, 2013

It was a great little trail with views of two water masses.

hiking
Thursday, September 05, 2013

This is a fully accessible trail with accessible fishing platforms all the way around. Also great for kids. The trail itself is a pleasant loop around the pond.