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

we loved it very much. We went there on Saturday morning. we came across several people and 8 horses

Beautiful hike. My dog loved it. He even met a horse for the first time. Perfect place to walk your dog on a hot day because of the shade from all of the trees as well as a cool stream.

mountain biking
1 month ago

I'm pretty much a beginner at mountain bikeing. I had a lot of fun here, It's not to difficult, but it was 94 dehrees out and had a good workout after an hour of this trail and doing the apple orchard trail twice. No other bikes out during the week day I was there which was nice because I'm pretty slow. Easier then fountain head which was nice, lots of rolling sections.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great Trail!

Nice easy paved path trail for kids and a puppy dog.

Beautiful trail, wide and well maintained. Silent and peaceful most of the way as it’s away from main roads. You actually follow a trail named Mustang loop 1/2 mi from parking area and pick up Thompson creek loop which is the main trail on this map. There is a 1.1 mi trail called Wood Thrush loop that starts and ends at the bridge halfway through and is easy and very pretty. That puts you right back on Thompson creek trail. The whole thing is about 3.5 to 4 if you do it that way. All trails are well marked. Seems like a lot of horseback usage, although it was quiet and deserted on a Nov Sunday afternoon.

Nice hike to the observation blind. We saw a Great Egret and a Great Blue Heron in the march area!

11 months ago

Some pretty views when you get to the loop. A very easy hike. Great for after work.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Perfect length, nice scenery, had my two dogs and they loved it.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A lot of mountain bikers so be on the lookout.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Easy trail though if you have knee issues be careful.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

This was an nice easy trail. Did it with three kids (ages 9 and 11) and the dog. No one complained and I enjoyed it. The wooded part of the trail is really nice as well as the views of the water.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

great place to test out my new 29er. there is a lot of diversity in the tracks. there are lots of single tracks and it looks like they're building a lot of jumps. great place for a beginner and even seasoned Riders will probably love this place.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

testing out my new 29er. size single tracks and a diverse level trails. very good for a beginner and even seasoned Riders will appreciate this place

Monday, July 11, 2016

Took a family walk along the Beach & Bay Trail. So peaceful, great stress reducer from life in WDC. So lovely, just a bit heavy in seaweed.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Not well marked, but the path is somewhat easy to follow...

Great easy trail. I saw a number of people out including small children. A great afternoon with scenic views.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Love this trail, despite the annoying construction detours that interrupted the route somewhat! Hope they don't build over it!

I couldn't find the trail, only new construction everywhere!

Hidden gem. Looking forward to going back in the spring to see the birds. We did see a Heron and the stream was teeming with small fish. Very secluded and quiet - we only saw one other family and a lone horse and rider.

mountain biking
Monday, July 28, 2014

I'm the trail liaison for this park representing MORE - www.more-mtb.org.
If you're interested in helping with trail maintenance days, let me know.

mountain biking
Friday, May 30, 2014

Great set of loops. A couple are really fun. Not overly difficult, but the scenery is great and there were very few riders. You can park at the equestrian center off furnace road.

mountain biking
Saturday, November 17, 2012

Very nice trails. A very easy ride. Hardly anyone out there. One of the loops actually has 2 small table tops that were fun (I think it was called the power line loop, or something like that).

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Great trail system that is rarely crowded. We bring our high school outdoors club here often to ride. Top loop is easy, rolling hills through woods. Bottom section is fun, a little more challenging and longer, with woods and open spaces. Nothing difficult in this system. Beautiful trails in the middle of suburbia.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beautifully maintained. Scenic, and we saw no other bikers all day. Love the apple orchard loop.

Friday, April 29, 2011

5 stars for the beautiful birds :-)

5 stars for the great job the girlscouts did in this area!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The trail is a nice walk in the woods. The path is easy to follow and fairly well maintained. Be aware that portions of the trail are periodically closed if Bald Eagles are nesting nearby. We passed quite a few other walkers on this trail. The opportunities to bird watch along the trail were limited due to the traffic.

12 days ago

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