Old Pond Trail

EASY 12 reviews
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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.

0.4 miles
9 feet

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




nature trips






wild flowers


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.

3 months ago

I didn't think this was all that well marked when we went, a bit confused as to which trails we were on. But not a difficult hike.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

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

mountain biking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nice little trail for kids. Well maintained.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, September 06, 2013

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

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.

6 months ago