Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Virginia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

scramble
23 hours ago

Excellent trail, there are several rock scrambles with great views.

hiking
1 day ago

It's a decent urban hike.

Great trail! The climb is intense! But it totally worth the view at the top. Nice switchbacks also. We will do this trail often!

Very pleasant easy trail with great views of the river and bridge. Nice clean relatively new public restrooms plenty of parking great informative historical signage. Creative animal footprint sculptural elements in the sidewalk. Highly suggest continuing to walk along the river towards old town Alexandria with nice public new parks along the waterfront. See my recording for extended trail.

Hiked Dec 4 2019. Limited parking. Perhaps 6 vehicles. The first mile is a well maintained gravel road. The second mile starts out ok but the road deteriorates by the third mile into a dry creek bed, the remains of a steep road. Short scramble to the summit and fire tower. Several inches of snow and lots of melt. Channels were very cool in the snow. Rocks were snow covered so hard to scramble up for a view. The view north East was phenomenal.

free for county residents and in immaculate condition. The tree density keeps it warm in winter and cool in the summer, so it's a win-win. Great lake views too.

Fine hike with decent climbs. Encountered neither a person or tracks of anyone having been there recently. Two good streams at start and midway. Ok for the dog (she hikes or runs with us regularly). Several trees down after storms but easy to get around/over. The leaves make some parts slick or obscure rocks underneath...normal for this time of year. Nice having trekking poles to offset inevitable stumbles caused by hidden loose rocks underfoot. Some ok scenery, not spectacular but nice. I’ll do again for the vertical (enjoy the workout) but as far as the scenery it’s average.

did this trail counter clockwise, the hike up to humback is steep and was a bit icy today. got there today on a wednesday around 10:30 and there was only 1 other car in the lot, so we had the overlook on the rocks to ourselves. combined the jack albright loop with the humpback loop, make sure you stop at the glass hollow overlook on the albright trail, i see a few of these reviews saying there is no view on this trail but I enjoy this overlook more than humpback honestly the view of the mountains is awesome and is way less trafficked there is a sign posted for this overlook on the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Pretty solid little loop. No real scenic bits or anything, but some pleasant woods and a few forest service clearings on the south side.

hiking
3 days ago

great trail to spend a little time in the woods and get away from the city.

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful winter walk! Short and sweet with good challenge on the end. Falls view were so nice!

Very easy going with some nice views.

hiking
4 days ago

Had a fun time with the dog hiking in Chris Greene park. Loved the dog park and lake views!

This trail is rated as moderate. However, it is very easy. Well maintained gravel trail about 95% of the way.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

We went on a rainy and foggy day so we only passed 4 others on the trail - best part is we got to enjoy the falls alone! Fun, short trail with awesome views. Easy path - some areas are rocky but nothing crazy. We hiked all the way down to the bridge and where other paths crossed. Took about an hour roundtrip with stopping several times to enjoy the falls.

hiking
muddy
rocky
5 days ago

First few miles uphill are pretty brutal; glad I had taking poles and crampons. Came across some bear hunters and their dogs. South eastern side of the mountain was an easy pleasant hike

hiking
closed
fee
off trail
private property
5 days ago

Did not make it to the hike. Make sure you pay attention to google maps to where it is leading you. I did not. My bag. It lead me into the mountains on hunting road. Which is not the correct way to get to this hike. You hvta go into skyline drive to enter this hike. If you enter from mountain road you can get fined for not paying to get onto skyline drive. In all it was a fun drive up the mountain.

muddy
rocky
6 days ago

Can be challenging in places,was Rocky and slippery in places!

rocky
6 days ago

Nice little trail, I would call it easy,kid friendly!

hiking
7 days ago

This is an easy trail for all skill sets. It is mostly flat with a great over look area in a marsh area. I saw birds, ducks, beavers and deer. Really enjoyed this one and I will definitely return to this spot.

hiking
7 days ago

The trail is quite difficult towards the middle and goes by a bubbling stream at the beginning and end. A good alternative is to descend the Indian Run Trail and Corbin Hollow Trail for a beautiful loop totaling 12,5 miles (7+ hours).

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

Nice trail, plenty of variety in terrain. At different times it can be rocky, smooth, up hill, down hill and flat. Very enjoyable with a beautiful view!

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