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Quantico Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Triangle, Virginia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 173 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Waterfall

Wildlife

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Becky Goetzel
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Hiking

Great trail! Pretty short and easy, but the waterfall is beautiful. Have to walk along the ridge of the creek to get to the big waterfall. Recommend hiking boots!

Lesa Hill
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Hiking

This was an awesome way to get out, while still being able to social distance. We initially planned for 2 miles hike but due to parking lot closure, we needed to hit 3 other trails to get to this trail. We needed up hiking 8 miles.

Tim Crocker
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Douglas Graham
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Hiking

Nice easy little trail. A little steep at the end but nothing kids and elderly can't handle.

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Amanda Muscavage
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Hiking

Awesome trail for Prince William Forest. Started and ended at Turkey Run Camp Ground. Quantico Creek was raging and the trail was flooded but it was still a super hike

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Kevin Mooney
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Hanna Taylor
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Walking

Easy walk down to water. Rating is not difficult.

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Molly Kuehl
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Hiking

Very pretty trail and not too difficult for my aging mother. The "falls" however, do get crowded. We wound up taking North Valley Trail back to cut across and it was less trafficked, less rocky and a little more scenic.

Carmen Guardia
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r bordelon
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Hiking

easy trail. great for kids!

Jennsy Melendez
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Mindy Logar
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Hiking

pretty easy with a nice little spot to play around in the water.

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Michele Body
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Victoria C
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HikingMuddy

Very pretty. The mud made it a bit slippery and thankfully no bear sightings. Was a bit steep at times but the waterfall although nothing too grand made it worth it.

Thomas Edward
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Hiking

The last leg of the trail over to the actual waterfall was a little more difficult, but a lot of fun.

Melissa Shashok
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Hiking

Nice hike for morning breakfast. Went down to waterfalls and enjoyed breakfast and nature.

Sherry Ruffner-slack
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Tareva Graham
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Hiking

Nice simple hike, the water/river most of the way was really nice

Sydni Samano
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Hiking

This trail has much to see such as ridge line, cascades, and coastal plains. The trail is great for seniors and beginners. The incline can be slippery if it has just rained but otherwise it’s good way to increase heart rate when climbing down and up. It does feel like I was walking on toes.

Gale James
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Hiking

left side going down just a little steep. beautiful at end.

Sarah Madeka
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Hiking

Easy, scenic trail. Don't expect anything grand, but its a beautiful atmosphere.

Vanessa Jensen
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Hiking

Did this hike with my 2 year old & 5 year old sons. They had fun splashing in the creek & with the hike. The little one got tired on the way back & needed to be carried. The last short leg of the hike, down to the cascade, is a bit steep. Overall a nice walk

Kevin Cannon
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Hiking

Easy trail, fun to see a cascade falls.

Bracken Allen
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Hiking

While not necessarily jaw-dropping, this is a very pretty short hike. Note: when you get to the river, cross the water and turn left. The real waterfall is still a quarter mile or so upstream!

Jennifer Green
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Hiking

Nice 2 mile trail that leads to a pretty cool small water fall. It was great for my 2 Goldenretrievers and one of them is just a pup. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that the end of the trail was blocked with trees and there was no getting around them.

Michelle Baker
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Hiked this about a year ago. Very easy. Bonus-Geocache along the way.

Erin Finn
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Hiking

On the park map this is called the Quantico Cascades Trail. Park in lot E. At the end of the trail it is definitely cascades - no waterfall - but still beautiful! Easy hike with 3 year old, 5 year old, and dog.

Stephanie Junkin
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Hiking

Nice little trail. Park in lot E and then the trail head is well marked then follow the yellow blazes. There is limited parking, maybe 8 spots. The parking area faces an open area with picnic tables so you can lunch before or after your walk. The hike itself is pretty, woods with old growth trees. The cascades are maybe more of a river with rocks but sit and listen to them for awhile before heading back. The are small but beautiful. Somewhat steep right at the end so you can get your heart-rate up a bit. Nice little hike for some quiet forest time.

Kevin Unterbrink
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Hiking

This was a good trail and the scenery was beautiful. The recent rains improved the falls with the cool weather was perfect. Did more than just the falls trail.

John Saari
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Running

I was able to run this trail while visiting family back east this last February. I was a bit disappointed with the falls, but it was the end of winter. Still, I had an enjoyable time, and only saw a handful of people. Was great getting away from the hustle and bustle of Northern VA, and being on the trails is always so much better than being on the roads any day! Considering the location, this is still a really enjoyable outing.

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