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

hiking
2 days ago

I brought my 12 year old and 5 year old with me. Both had a blast and were able to walk the entire way without trouble. Paths were clean and cleared. Just follow the blue markers.

hiking
7 days ago

As peaceful as it is, we got covered in ticks. Half of the trail isn't paved nor landscaped. You have to cross a major road at one point after the historical landmarks.

I usually add a couple more miles of the blue Bull Run trail to this but overall a fun little run. Make sure to study the map beforehand, the trailblazes are tricky the first time you go on it. Gets quite muddy after rain but on sunny days it is nice! This trail mostly follows the creek. There are some rocks and a semi-steep uphill climb at the very end—depending which way you start. Pretty busy on the weekends.

Buggy, muddy, and uninteresting terrain. Probably ok if you’re new to hiking or with very small children but entirely unworthy of the drive out otherwise.

Great trail. i took my daughters on a weekday expecting to have the trail to ourselves, however there were a surprising number of other hikers and runners. the trail is easy to follow, but not well marked. we did get side tracked a couple of times. there are a couple of benches along the route. LOTS of fallen trees, but the path is well maintained. i don't think fires are allowed, so I brought a little alcohol stove and cooked up some lunch. there were other picknickers along the way as well. we did pass a mountain biker even though there are signs everywhere saying no cycling.

11/10 would visit again.

First hike of the summer with 6 tween/teens. Great hike. They didn’t love the uphill climb at the northern most point, but they all made it!!

This isn’t a place to ride bikes at all.

Good trail, easy walk or run with couple of cross main road.

I wouldn’t say this trail is “easy” because it is quite rocky in some parts.
But it’s a lovely trail and we enjoyed it- myself, my 4yo and my pup.

Nice short hiking trail.
Muddy and buggy(both from water I guess) but has great mountain-like trail and scenery.

Peaceful hike! Not terribly muddy considering the recent rainy weather. Trail is easy to follow!

A decent walk through great history. The views are nothing special, but the distance makes for good exercise, the historical buildings, battle site, and the bridge along the path make this a great half day walk in the DC area.

Pretty rolling hills. Taking in the historical exhibits is the best part.

one of my favorite places I have ever ran.

I really enjoy the trails at Manassas. Great place to take the dog on a weekend.

Keep in mind, the trail is around a historic battlefield. Given that it is a battlefield, it is mostly cleared, with not that many trees. But it is beautiful, hilly, and with the mountains off in the horizon. It can be hard to distinguish the path from the hills because it is a flattened grass trail to preserve the original look. The nearby roads are also unfortunately a bit loud and an eyesore.

Favorite battlefield hike there is. Highly recommend.

Good trail and excellent history along the way. However, signage needs some upgrading. I would have taken many wrong turns ( and took at least one) if I had not stopped to get a trail map. Overall though excellent hike and I will be back.

Pretty cool trail if you like the history behind if. As well as very scenic

I would reccomend the first battle loop first then this. This is a good easy run, and just ok for a hike. The road crossings and ares the trail is connected via the roadways becomes a bit annoying. I would much rather stay on trail the entire time. It offers good views, nice monuments and some beautiful wild life.

this is a great walk or run. I frequently run this loop starting out at the stone bridge and heading out towards matthews hill. Good up and down hills along this stretch. Wooded and open areas. only two street crossings. Several streams, and wild life along this trail. Great during sunset.

Gorgeous park and hiking trails! Scenic natural beauty is abundant here. After a vigorous hike, I love to visit Paradise Springs Springs Winery which is walking distance from the Yates Ford Road parking lot.

My dogs love this trail. Some deer, foxes, squirrels, and water fowl. Depending on the weather it can be muddy or hard. Rocks in part. It is connected to the larger trail system of the Regional Park from Bull Run Park to Fountain Head (19 miles). I would call easy with moderate for some of the hills if wet.

amazing trail. lots of fun, wildlife, water

very nice trails not well marked at all very easy to get lost.

nice hike. steep in places. cross major roads in two places.

one of the best in the area. only complaint is a heavy road
crossing at times.

great hike, but the trail isn't well marked and it's very easy to get lost and end up on private property

Trail not well maintained and very muddy. Not well marked and goes through the middle of a kids camp. Do not think I will go back, many other better options.

About half the hike is akin Bull Run river...very nice. About 1/3 of the hike is over rocks so just be advised. Went with my dog and he enjoyed it as well!

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