Winkler Botanical Preserve Trail

EASY 28 reviews

Winkler Botanical Preserve Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alexandria, Virginia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

20 days ago

As of 6-2-2018. Gate and sign says park is permanently closed.

3 months ago

Currently closed. Doesn’t say why.

walking
10 months ago

A quaint wooded area located in the back of a subdivision. The main trail is lined with rocks but there are many hidden trails that go deeper into the park towards the waterfalls. Spent about 45 mins there. About 5 parking spots located at the entrance beyond the gate. Enjoy.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Best little hideaway. Easy family friendly hike! Came here for a quick weekend hike. Love!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Short trail. Very pretty; definitely a pleasant getaway adjacent to Rte 395. Park closes at 4, and during the summer there is a day camp going on, which can be disoncerting.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nice respite from the surrounding suburbs. Kids were quickly entranced and invested. We saw several deer at very close proximity. Overall, a pleasant short walk in nature that young kids should enjoy.

Monday, August 01, 2016

short but beautiful ran into a few dear nice short walk.

Friday, May 27, 2016

They do not allow pets!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

would have been nice to know the park closes at 4pm.

walking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Some pretty scenes.... I just wish you couldn't see buildings in the trails

walking
Sunday, March 13, 2016

A hidden gem! Small but hilly, the water is great. The lodge is a neat feature. Nearly no one there. Definitely want to come back for the rope bridges in the trees!

hiking
Saturday, June 27, 2015

It was a short trail, but it gave us a challenge hiking while it was raining a lot. My 12 year old son loved this challenge. Second trail of the year, more to come. Perhaps some signage would make this easier to navigate through.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Great to have such a beautiful park right around the corner. With all the wildflowers in the spring it's quite beautiful. Only giving it 4 stars because I found the trails to be a bit confusing. Nothing is marked. Nonetheless, a lot of fun to explore.

hiking
Monday, November 24, 2014

Nice short hike around a pond with a man made waterfall. The kids had a blast throwing rocks into the pond. Lots of things to check out. Pretty nice considering its proximity to 395. directions on this site done seem right but Google maps will take you right there.

hiking
Friday, June 14, 2013

Nice little place with a pond. Very close inside the beltway along 395. Enter and park on Roanoke Street. There is a gorgeous looking big log lodge on the site.

hiking
Monday, August 13, 2012

During the week, it seems to be focused on the summer camp so it was hard to find information. There wasn't a map or clear trail markings but it was easy enough to find our way around and it made for a nice day hike.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Never did the trail because it's no dogs allowed! Disappointing.

hiking
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7 months ago

Sunday, February 19, 2017

trail running
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

road biking
Thursday, November 27, 2014

hiking
Sunday, August 10, 2014