Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park

EASY 93 reviews

Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Leesburg, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

river

9 days ago

White trail was nice. Two kids 7 and 3 were able to do it with some help on the steep parts. It’s very pretty if take the path down to the water.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. I went with my kids (6 and 8). Perfect distance for them. Some elevation changes and views of the river. We strayed from the white trail onto orange which had quite a bit of thorn vines. Saw a few other hikers and a few runners on a mid November day.

hiking
7 months ago

A nice and easy trial. Very pleasant under in the forest and beside the Potomac. I recommend for a family time. Only bad thing, in 1 hour all is done!

7 months ago

steep hills but nice shady trail.

8 months ago

Nice trail for a short hike. Mostly easy but a couple moderate, somewhat challenging areas (I only did the white trail) but these are very short. Nice views of the river up high and then a little walk along the shore.

9 months ago

It is not an easy trail
There are some steep incline and declines
It is a fine short walk otherwise

hiking
10 months ago

Most of the trail is a real quiet escape from the city.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Easy trail but too many younger just hanging around in the trail, in my opinion safety could be an issue. I hope l am wrong and was just that day that I visited the trail.

hiking
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Nice trail. Some parts of the trail are more moderate than easy. Nice wooded trails. Great view at waters edge. Loved it.

hiking
Sunday, February 05, 2017

Went here solo with the pup. It's a nice quiet walk, bridges and trees to get over so not just a walk, feels like a hike. I recommend finding the entrance on the right past the house and starting that way then you'll end on the high-note of views rather than starting with them and ending with traffic. I did white loop.

hiking
Monday, January 02, 2017

I hiked the green trail with my two boys, ages 6 and 3, and we all enjoyed this very much. There are some nice variations in gradation and terrain and a beautiful view of the Potomac River as well.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Trail in Nov is full of leaves, and a bit difficult to follow. Would rate this VP between easy and moderate.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Fun, easy trail with beautiful views!

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

it was great easy fun with a wonderful view, secluded as well as clean, recommended.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

I had fun. It's an easy and quick hiking. It's more like a walk in a park/along a river.

hiking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Very nice. Not too easy and not too complicated.

hiking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Relaxing

hiking
Sunday, April 17, 2016

Green is "easy"
White is hard and steep
There's yellow and maybe one other color - haven't done those yet.

Water over looks are nice

hiking
Friday, February 19, 2016

I love red rock. I've been going there since I was a kid always fun and it's a place u can go off trail and be safe. I also went geocaching and that was awesome too.

hiking
Monday, January 04, 2016

Nice and convent trail for a quick hike. Kid and pet friendly.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Perfect for dog and toddler.

hiking
Saturday, December 26, 2015

Beautiful hike

hiking
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Beautiful and easy going walk. Peaceful by the river and at the overlook. Great for a family nature walk.

birding
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Nice walk. Beautiful view of the river, especially when we climbed down to it.

hiking
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

If you don't have to drive anymore than 15-20 minutes to get here then it makes for a nice little morning outing. Some hills as well as flat trails. Plenty of parking easy in and out. Nice for the dog or maybe some young kids to explore. Only hang up is that half the trail is scenic, and the other half is a water treatment plant. So if you want a scenic trail away from streets and buildings I would choose one of the many others located in the surrounding area that are close to the Potomac.

walking
Sunday, August 09, 2015

It was a nice walk as long as you stay in the trail. I went down to the river bank and it was hard to climb back up. However I was able to clime up. Overall it was a pleasant experience.

trail running
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Great scenic trail by the Potomac River, but it is very short.
1 mile loop, so you have to do a couple of laps for a work out.

camping
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Easy family friendly hike

hiking
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I hiked this trail in early spring. Despite there being not much to look at in terms of wildlife because of the weather and lack of greenery, the River was beautiful. After you get down the big hill and the ground is level with the river there was a collection of water slightly inland surrounded by trees, and the reflection of the trees in that water with the river in the background was beautiful; I took several pictures and my friend and stopped for a few minutes there. Overall, it was an easy-moderate hike that I would do again (I've hiked it 2 or 3 times before actually). Great for kids and dogs as well.

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