The Scout Trail (Blue Trail)

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The Scout Trail (Blue Trail) is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sterling, Virginia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.2 miles Elevation Gain: 137 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

snow

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
15 days ago

Trail goes across a road and through a school property. Ticks everywhere.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
21 days ago

The trail is a nice one for someone just looking for something quick, fun, and family friendly. I run on it a couple times a week. Be wary of the rocks and roots because I twisted my ankle on the trails because of it being uneven in parts. It’s a good trail for being in the suburbs.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice running or walking trail. Good area for grilling and picnics as well.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
over grown
2 months ago

Nice in the beginning but trail isn’t well marked towards the middle. Had to double back a few times and ended up making my own with it. Will try again another day. Nice trail for clearing your head and just focusing on the trails.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Trail is nice when it's not muddy. Trail maps should be on every trail entry board...they are only inside the main visitors center.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Fun, family oriented trail with lots for kids and adults to do. Can get very muddy after rainy periods.

hiking
8 months ago

I've been around Claude Moore Park more than a couple times, and although it's mostly flat and winding with basic trails, it does have that "historic feeling" to it. It's nice and easy, perfect for new hikers and their families in the Loudoun area. Watch out, it can get muddy in some spots. They have the Heritage Farm Museum, and Claude Moore Recreation & Community Center of PRCS. (CMRCC). Drop by both of those if you have the chance.

trail running
9 months ago

Mostly flat with mild elevation changes. Trails are marked, but can be confusing at intersections. All trails interconnect so you can make it back to your start point. A few muddy spots, and puddles. Visitor center had restrooms for quick wash up after activity.

hiking
9 months ago

nice and easy trail in the middle of sterling, va. i'm sure i'll be back to either run it or ride it.

hiking
10 months ago

It is a nice trail. There is not that much of a traffic in trail itself. Do not try to invent a new trail path since with one mistake you will end up to the streets around the park. Just follow the path people already tried you will have fun. I created the videos below from the trail FYI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ht7GfoHJbI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5eg3Kaba0c

walking
10 months ago

Nice trail wrapping a beautiful community park. Highly recommend doing the loop trail and finishing up the day with a picnic by the lake at one of the tables there.

11 months ago

great hike in the middle of the busy city. I'm visiting from New Mexico and this was an easy get away. The staff were friendly and helpful too!

Monday, July 02, 2018

Only walked the top part of this trail, but i found it to be well marked (blue line), even, and lovely.

hiking
Sunday, February 18, 2018

Nice, easy, convenient NoVA hike/walk. Melting snow on the trail made it somewhat like walking through a swamp - wear boots if wet.

trail running
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Nice local run, trail markings can be a bit confusing.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A nice hike in a populated area, nothing more.

Friday, July 21, 2017

definitely an easy hike. in no way moderate but a great place to walk or bike

Monday, June 19, 2017

The 6year old almost died do not try with fellow 6 year olds or younger but the 10 year old did great Reviewed By The Greatest Hiker of all the 10 year old

walking
Monday, May 29, 2017

If we could catch a week without rain, this trail would be perfect. In roughly 1.5 hours I worked up a nice sweat!

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Can be a bit muddy in spots days after rain. Nice little hike for a warm evening.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Parts of trail were muddy. There were multiple forks in the trail (some of which weren't clearly marked). Nice trees and birds.

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