Preddy Creek Outer Loop is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near Ruckersville, Virginia that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 360 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips






This was an EXCELLENT beginner trail. My 6 year old and 12 year old did great. All of us rode with hard tail mountain bikes. There was an enter section at creek side and Preddy creek where marking wasn’t 100% clear due to trail maintenance; otherwise, it was clearly marked.

mountain biking
9 days ago

Great trail- heavily treed.. roots in ground.. good hills/climbs.. good for beginners or intermediate. Has an intermediate course. So big spacing between people great. Some narrow passages

23 days ago

It had lots of horse poop. Would be a good for horses and bikes not walking and no dogs.

24 days ago

If you have dogs that don’t appreciate being approached by off-leash dogs, don’t bother with this trail. We didn’t get too far down this trail before turning around. Folks walked out with their dog off leash and the park attendants said nothing. We decided to start walking the trail and didn’t by more than a quarter mile before another dog off leash came down the trail. After talking to the attendant (who was very nice), they said this is apparently a common practice and don’t have a means to enforce leash laws once people are on the trails.

2 months ago

Great day!

3 months ago

Very easy and simple. Well maintained and good for families. A lot of folks bring horses which is fun.

4 months ago

I did Preddy Creek Outer & mixed in the Creekside Trail, which came out to 4.8 miles. Went clockwise so I had a climb while leaving. Nice trails which are very well marked.

washed out
8 months ago

Few areas of trail washed out but beautiful, easy trail. Paths easily marked.

9 months ago

Very well maintained and very well marked. This would be a great trail for running or biking. It's a nice little hike, but doesn't offer much to look at. it is part of a complex of trails in a county park. It has well maintained composting bathrooms, but no water. if you are nearby and are looking for a short easy hike, i recommend it. But it is not worth making a trip.

10 months ago

A great running trail. Love going in the winter when it’s quieter. A good trail to stretch the legs and enjoy some forest scenery.

11 months ago

Great hike with two little ones

Sat May 04 2019

Great park with lots of trail options. Wooded single track trail with gentle hills- lots of wildflowers, ferns, and streams! Our dogs enjoyed a swim in the creek! Great for trail running too!

Tue Apr 30 2019

This was a great trail for a morning of family hiking! We took our two kids, seven and nine and they loved it. Only got tired in the last mile but they did it! Great for beginners or just a nice short hike when you don’t have all day! Looking forward to going back with our bikes!

mountain biking
Sat Apr 06 2019

This is the funnest trail. Good to hike and bike.

mountain biking
Fri Apr 05 2019

Quick sues trail loop. Little rainy but gorgeous

mountain biking
Wed Apr 03 2019

Creek and goofing around

Sun Mar 31 2019

great loop trail. dog friendly, nice mix of incline/decline!

Sat Jan 12 2019

This was a lovely walk in the woods. The surrounding hills and creek was very pretty. We discovered this trail after the government shutdown closed all the trails on Skyline Dr. Was hoping for longer and more challenging trails but this trail will do in a pinch. If I lived locally I’d be happy to do this trail often..

Sun Oct 07 2018

good for a quick hike! surrounded by wooded area, not exactly beautiful views. still great for a workout

Thu Sep 06 2018

Nice beginners trail. Trail markings could be a little better.

mountain biking
Thu Jul 05 2018

Fun and easy trail. Well maintained.

Sun May 13 2018

Good trail hour long walk of 3.5 miles

Tue May 01 2018

A nice evening walk

Wed Apr 25 2018

Good trail for getting a weekday workout in. You don’t work towards a view, but a nice to walk through the woods.

Sat Mar 10 2018

Very well marked and heavily used trail. Natural wooded surroundings. Good for a quick hike.

Mon Feb 05 2018

As far as a hike: good but not moderate. I would rate this as a harder easy. don't understand the profile because not many Hills??? This is more for mountain biking not so much hiking??? the course is marked well with plenty of parking and I guess you ride horses on the course as well. my rating is from a prospective of hiking.

Tue Jan 30 2018

Fun and well maintained.

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