Red Loop Trail and Cross Country Trail Loop

MODERATE 26 reviews

Red Loop Trail and Cross Country Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Reston, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

CCT - Reston to Fairfax is a 15 mile out and back trail located near Reston, Virginia. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for running & hiking. Trail includes hills, fair weather crossings & swamps.

3 months ago

This hike takes you along paved trail which have townhouses on both sides. Very disappointed, felt like I was walking in someone's backyard. Too residential. Not recommended. Parking stinks!

trail running
5 months ago

Nice paved loop with no major changes in relief - few rolling hills. Mostly shaded paths with a few tunnels under major secondary roads. It was a little confusing when I used directions and ended up at a shopping plaza - but it was pretty easy to get on course.

11 months ago

Really nice view!!! We'll do it again...

11 months ago

Nice path but too much neighborhood trails and too many streets to cross. Also poor signage.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Directions are wrong

hiking
Monday, November 04, 2013

Nice moderate walk that winds throughout the Reston Association. Beautiful fall day and colors. Paved hiking trail the whole way. Passed by several of the small lakes in the Reston area with beautiful scenes of homes docks canoes and blue water. Peaceful! Some inclines but mostly flat. The terrain map is very accurate as we deviated a bit from the red loop on map and followed the blue dotted trails with no problem. Using the app's gps helped. Full red loop on app would have taken about two hours. Dog stations with waste bags at several locations. Lots of woods preserved by the Association. Really nice trail and walk!

hiking
Thursday, October 17, 2013

I love this trail and I usually access it in Reston from the back of the Skatequest parking lot which is right off of the W&OD bike path. I take it up to Rt 7 and back in 45 min for a short ride or up to Great Falls park for a long ride.

hiking
Saturday, April 27, 2013

It was a beautiful hiking day. This was a bit long for the punch but a day hiking beats a day at the desk.

hiking
Monday, February 20, 2012

Great trail! Don't follow the directions given. They dump you off at a residential neighborhood with no trailhead. The best place to catch the trail is at colvin run road and leesburg pike. Public parking and options of heading to great falls or playing around on the trails to the south west.

hiking
Friday, May 06, 2011

Best run ever in the middle of a city, not crazy hard but enough to get your adrenaline racing.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

hiking
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hiking
Saturday, October 31, 2015

walking
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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