Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Easy trails most of which are paved

hiking
9 hours ago

Great short distance hike. Parking is to the left after crossing RR tracks. Falls are easily accessible and close to the parking area. This trail is clearly marked with red Nature Conservancy markers.

hiking
11 hours ago

The natural rock formations were amazing, and it was fun exploring the caves. The informational signage explaining the geological phenomenon were great as well, and I learned some info that was relevant on other hikes here in Virginia.

A short day hike. The best view was actually at the 3 overlooks.

Must do for anyone who loves Civil War history like myself. Tons of history markers that gives you a feel of how the battle played out. Great park with a really nice vistors center.

I agree with all the reviews here. I both love this place and am disgusted by the way folks (particularly in the summer months) treat what has been set aside as a “nature preserve.” If you get the chance to enjoy the beauty and solitude of this natural escape by the Potomac, and feel strongly about protecting it, please contact Riverbend Nature Center about participating in Scotts Run clean ups or collect trash when you can and report any illegal activity. And if you get a chance to hike to the river overlooks watch out for my father’s memorial bench along the trail (the one with a river view when the leaves fall), have a seat and enjoy the woods!

Don’t let the short distance fool you, this trail is great! The rock scramble at the top is pretty awesome and the views are just spectacular! A great place to watch the sun go down!

We really enjoyed this hike! The falls were really pretty and there were lots of rocky areas at the base to sit down and have a picnic. It came a pretty decent rain storm while we were on this trail, but the forest was thick enough that we didn't really get wet.

Nice moderate hike. The trail was pretty narrow most of the way. We felt very secluded. I don't think we passed but maybe two other hikers while we were on the trail. Really beautiful views at the top.

As long as you don't turn around and continue across the footbridge and return on the Powhatan Forks Trail you'll be rewarded with the best views in the park.

trail running
2 days ago

The picture shown is not the backbone trail; it is the end of the Majestic Oak Trail. All the trails in the park off the Backbone Trail are super nice with great views of the water at the end. The main backbone trail is a less interesting connector that gets you to all the good stuff.

Nice trail with river views.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice little bike ride with some urban art along the way and river views. If I wasn't on my bike, I could've added the pipeline trail which looked cool

Very pleasant and well-signed trail. A few interpretive signs along the way. I wish the visitor center was open when I went so I could get a little more historical context. Should probably also hike this in June to get a better idea of what the soldiers had to deal with

Very pleasant and well-signed trail. A few interpretive signs along the way. I wish the visitor center was open when I went so I could get a little more historical context. The western trail is slightly less well-signed than the other loops.

Very pleasant and well-signed trail. A few interpretive signs along the way. I wish the visitor center was open when I went so I could get a little more historical context.

Great trails! Some trails through the tall grass, some through the woods. Some extremely muddy areas that almost took my shoes off. I wouldnt suggest to go without boots if its rained within the past few days. Otherwise, very relaxing and full of History.

hiking
2 days ago

I think the distances listed here are way off. I walked the route outlined and I'm pretty sure it's nowhere near 3 miles. Maybe 1.5 miles at most, but probably not even that. Walking around on the spot of one of the first settlements in the present-day U.S. is a must do.

Nice little bike ride, with a lighthouse and the fort. Added a walk along the perimeter of the fort where the pet cemetery is. Interesting. Sizable museum in the fort is worth a visit.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice for a little bike ride. Peaceful just sitting on some of the benches and watching the birds and horses.

The views are amazing, you can drive pretty much all the way to the top if you just want to do a quick half hour hike

Enjoyed a crisp Sunday afternoon hike with my dog on leash. We both truly enjoyed it! Not very difficult and it was well marked. Serene view of the water for first half of the hike.

A nice walking route, perfect for the spring breeze.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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