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.

trail running
1 month ago

Got lost trying to follow the CCT, but didn’t mind exploring the park for the first time. They recently paved a loop around the batting cages and fields which was half open half closed? so not sure if I was allowed out there! I think it’s about 2.5-3 miles from the very first trail head at the beginning of the park(basically at the traffic light) to run down and around the park and back up. The new building looks like it’s going to be really nice. I also would have kayaked if I had the time. Good place to have a picnic, sit on the water, kayak, or fly a kite. Additionally, the wooded trail that runs parallel to the park’s entry road, is flat on the ridge (nice, quiet, shaded path) and shows a view of the water/bridge/houses at the top.

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!

paddle sports
8 months ago

Went to hike the trail but gave up trying to find it. Then we realized it was just a loop down the road to a scenic view. Ended up renting a tandem kayak and exploring the river.

hiking
8 months ago

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

Nice park to run I enjoyed it I will return

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

nice and shady. Uncrowded on the trail but I could hear the highway which was a big turn-off. The trail was really well maintained. couldn't really see the river thru the trees

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

A lot of mountain bikers so be on the lookout.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Easy trail though if you have knee issues be careful.

walking
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

walking
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.

paddle sports
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beautiful. Better in the morning.

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Found one trail in the park and it wasn't much of a trail. also very run down buildings and a bit scary parking my car here. trail was poorly marked and I want sure I was even on an authorized trail. don't bother with this park.

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.

hiking
Monday, July 28, 2014

good trail to take kids (9&10). the trail illustrated on the app is not completly accurate. Entrance to park is off Ox road. if you use google maps to get to the trail it will take you to a state dump so dont make the same mistake i did.

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.
cmorin@bcplc.com

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.

nature trips
Monday, January 20, 2014

Just finished the blue trail w/two kids (5 and 6) and we all had a great time! Just an hour long, terrain is easy for little legs in sneakers even. Might be tough if conditions were wet (leaves covered the ground). A few steep inclines/declines but nothing I had to pick them up for. Trail was often narrow so w/a dog might be tough. Well marked all along for my 6 year old to lead. Parking close by just near boat storage houses. Would recommend starting closest to the boat storage so you end with the long downhill.

hiking
Friday, November 29, 2013

I enjoyed the experience. Very easy hike and peaceful surrounding.

hiking
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nice short hike. We did it in 40 minutes and that was with one stop.

hiking
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A pleasant short hike. If you are traveling North to DC and need a breakfrom the interstate, this is a quick and easy fix. Almost any ability level should be able to do it in less than an hour.

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).

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