Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

Not too busy, well marked, clean, good parking, helpful rangers, and decent bathrooms.

2 months ago

Great for a beginner! Be mindful of the mushiness on a wet day though. It gets slippery.

5 months ago

Great trails that gives you a workout

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.

9 months ago

Great trails though steep. Watch out for horse poop.

9 months ago

Nice 4 mile loop, geared more to mtbs than hiking as it’s single track and has loose cobbles. Rolling hills, nothing too strenuous. Beautiful forest pretty quiet even on weekend afternoon and made for a nice hike.

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

11 months ago

Great beginner mountain biking trail

11 months ago

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

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A pretty easy hike, though you do have to step aside to frequently let the bicyclists go by.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

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

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I dont know about the trails on the north side but the South Loop trail seemed to be geared toward mountain biking. It was very quiet for a Saturday afternoon which was nice. I saw two hikers and about ten mountain bikers. The trail has a lot of hills so be ready for a workout.

road biking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great paved trail with light elevation. Quiet-I saw one other person on the trail during both mid morning weekdays.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Easy trail though if you have knee issues be careful.

Had a fun hike. Gorgeous day to get out. It was pretty empty at 10 am. More people showed up after noon.

Some decent wildlife viewing, but trails are not very well connected and there isn't a lot to do for how far it is.

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.

I went here with my dog for a hike once and a run another time! Some of their trails are perfect for a jog with well maintained paths (Dogue trail). Others are better a hike because they're less traveled with lots of roots. I appreciate both! My dog loves coming here and I plan to come back many times!

paddle sports
Saturday, September 10, 2016

A great place to paddle. Went upstream to the 19 mile marker and back (upwind) in 3 hrs w a 20 min break to rest and eat. No strong currents, no rapids, very little boat traffic today.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Well kept trails for the most part, great vistas of Belmont Bay, and overall a peaceful and quiet park especially on weekdays. I enjoy walking the trails often.

mountain biking
Friday, August 26, 2016

For being a beginner it was a blast. The peace and quite on the trail was great. Some parts definitely tested me but I made my way through. I'd recommend this trail to anyone to check out

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.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 09, 2016

Great trail for mountain biking and it never gets too busy.

excellent place

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Nice trail- very empty which makes it nice for solo hike. Nice hills but not too challenging. Was a little muddy (though, we have had unusual rain)- if hiking be conscience of bikes- always share the road :)

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

I love this place, plus is always empty...

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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

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