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over grown
8 days ago

There was no sign to mark this trail. I recommend parking at the water park and crossing the road and starting at the White Trail. At the gun range we lost the trail and picked it up half a mile later after walking through the campground. I wouldn’t recommend this trail off season.

hiking
muddy
off trail
14 days ago

This trail is definitely not stroller friendly. We went shortly after the blue bells, so mostly heavily wooded with zero markers. We definitely got lost even with the map and ha FYI turn around when we had a snake slither quickly past my friends feet. Rather scary, and a sign that perhaps we had gone too far in or were off the path. We had toddlers, preschoolers, & a carry on infant. The cool thing was that there were frogs& tadpoles, and other critters that the kids loved & thanks to my hubby being there, kids had a blast. There is a nice park out of the path area by the visitor center. Though the older lady was not so nice with the kids, the park it self is nice and you can bring a lunch for a picnic. Oh and all the mud. Boy was it muddy, just come prepared.

nice short trail when we only had 1.5 hours on the schedule. Trails were clear and well marked. Would recommend going straight when you go over the bridge so that the last part of the trail is by the water and far away from the sounds of traffic on 28

extremely well maintained and mostly paved trail that would be great for running and biking especially. Not too many outstanding views, but it's convenient and pleasant and sometimes that's all you need.

Not sure the expectations of some of the reviewers. What back yards for example? Tall grass? I like these trails because you are in the woods. And there is about 100 feet of elevation change if you take the right path. I typically can get 5 miles walking this loop in the woods. State highway 28 is close enough you have noise and Dulles Airport is close enough planes are flying low overhead. But for dense suburban Fairfax County this is an excellent park. Also trees fall. I climb over them. Never seen a trail closed. And they are cut within a few days.

hiking
1 month ago

Kids friendly. If you are bringing toddlers do not take them to the extended loop. That one is very elevated.

Great flat trail for a HOT day! Almost completely shaded. Very few people. One area by an elementary school had a lot of running water across the trail, not sure if it was a broken water pipe. There was an area for my dog to get in the water to cool off was a welcome relief.

on Stone Bridge Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Nice small loop that’s great for dogs, but very popular

hiking
1 month ago

Back in the area 2 years later. Still love this trail. I prefer the out and back 5 miles total from the water park parking.

I love the fact that it’s beginner friendly

I didn’t walk the whole trail bc it was hot with no shade for the first 30min. Paved, and runs through a neighborhood so you can see a far amount of houses. Beautiful wildflowers/birds, pretty flat. Not my favorite. Not worth the drive today bc it was hot, and not a lot of pay off in in ‘forest bathing’ terms. Paved path is wide, so good for bringing my daughter biking.

hiking
2 months ago

Great.14min drive from my house

hiking
2 months ago

Great. 19min drive from my house.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Other than the length there isn't much of anything about this trail I would consider "difficult". It's a well maintained path with only minor up and down hill sections throughout, there are blue paint markings on trees along the path that make it easy to follow, and its location along the river between multiple suburban areas makes it very easy to reach help should any be needed. Overall it's a good trail. Its proximity to housing and roads is, excluding the bugs, pretty much the worst thing about it, if you're looking to really "escape to nature". As a pleasant walk through woods, it fits the bill though. If you go during low traffic times(middle of the week, during school/work hours, etc), you will likely run into more spider webs than other humans. In 4 hours early on a Friday afternoon, I saw two people total. My biggest point of dissatisfaction was definitely the frequency with which I was enveloped in spider webs. They stopped me at least once every couple of minutes. The way back was much more pleasant as I had already cleared my own path through the webs....

Really enjoyed this trail! Beautiful animals and creek running along it!

Not a big fan. Half the time you’re in the woods, the other half you’re practically in peoples’ backyards. Only saving grace was the deer though it looks like there is scheduled population control coming up.

Nice PAVED trail but not very picturesque, you’re primarily in the blazing sun!

running
3 months ago

Markers are a little hard to find. And you aren’t paying attention you are going to hit a lot of spider webs.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

so many people and road noise :/ trees are nice.

walking
3 months ago

Love this trail! Spots to stop and look at the stream. And let my dog drink. And have fun in the stream. There are also many entrances to the trail! My dog and I go on this trail at least once a week.

Went on a run with my dog. Was a good trail. Loved that it was shady from the trees. But the stream wasn’t as big as the Cub Run stream so that was a bit upsetting. And there’s some trails that will lead to neighborhoods, so hit is hard to find the right path to stay on the trail. But I would totally go back on the trail again.

hiking
4 months ago

One of my favorites in the area. There is an amazing pasture at the top of the steps that you can explore with many side trails. Lots of civil war history here. Love this place !

running
4 months ago

Ran the whole course yesterday starting at Bull Run. When you get to the park, make sure you don't take the Water Trail as that is for kayakers getting access to the creek. Park at Atlantis and then walk down the road about 100 yards and cross the two long low bridges to get going. Trail was decently muddy in lots of places but there is ample room to run along the edges and get through. When you get to the marina and are on pavement, go down to the docks and then cut underneath the overpass to keep going, this part isn't very well marked. Also when you pop out into the fields and soccer fields, go straight down the road with the fence on your left, turn left and the trail will continue ahead about a few hundred yards ahead on the right. Very well maintained trail, thanks PATC!

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