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beautiful trail. everything about it was perfect.

trail running
7 days ago

Once you get in the park it’s a good route

11-18, Took us 2hr 40 mins to complete. Spectacular views along the Potomac. I think I’ve have given it a 5-star rating if it was an out and back but I didn’t love the 2nd half (away from the water). Overall a really nice hike. Not too much elevation gain.

One of the best trails in the area because of how diverse it is. Great water views and crossings, open fields, and shaded woods all in one. Friendly folks are encountered here in Smithfield which is always a plus. Good for all ages.

trail running
13 days ago

I really enjoy this portion of the trail area in Prince William Forest Park. Going either direction you can keep up some speed most of the way when running, however there are some areas that you’ll need to slow down for and pick your way over some rocks. I included this trail in a portion of a long run recently. Currently a lot of leaves are covering the trail and it can be difficult to see the rocks and roots that are trying to roll your ankles. Enjoy!

To me this old Route 17 roadway is meant for biking and running. Just too boring for a walk. Straight, no hills, no turns. Great areas of shade and interesting areas paralleling the dark waters of the dismal swamp. Seems like it goes on forever.

Basic walk around a lake. Could use some updating. Mosquitoes can be a problem.

Easy in terms of elevation, but great hike which makes up for it in distance. From car back to car we clocked 8.57 miles and i think we deviated from this exact loop very insignificantly, but if you’re looking to stretch your legs this is a great hike. We did it in 3.5 hours with a dog and maybe 30 minutes in hanging out at the cascades. Gets very muddy and wet in the lower lying areas. If you’re not into mud, this might not be the trail for you.

the vegetation was overgrown in a lot of areas when I went. I believe you have a better chance of getting e. coli from romaine lettuce before a prisoner would grab you on this trail. nice trail that I cannot wait to walk in the winter months.

Hiked it in mid-November, with a lot of leaves on the ground. That made it hard to follow the trail. Otherwise it’s a great trail and a great time to hike. There were no other people on the Meadow View Trail.

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

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.

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.

Nice level trail. Not to crowded during the week. Little dachshund didn't have a bit of trouble walking the loop.

This trail was surprisingly fun with some decent incline and rock scrambles. Crowds are no joke but around the middle it was very thinned out (spent about 20 minutes just waiting to get to the gate of the park... then had to follow someone leaving in order to park). Annual passes to great falls are 30$ so might be worth it for people who plan on coming back a couple times. GORGEOUS fall colors.

Easy. Fun. Crowded.
Easy and fun hike for about 2 miles round trip. Parking at the lot is a challenge. Lots of people show up on a nice day. Lots of dogs.
I will go back.

Great dog walk

My favorite trail in First Landing. I take my 6 year old dog here as often as possible, and she loves it. This trail is pretty heavily trafficked so I feel super safe by myself. You get views of a lake, Marsh, and a little beach access. Have seen a lot of wildlife, including birds, snakes, turtles, and squirrels. Can be very muddy if it has rained recently.

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Not well marked so confusing when deciding which path to follow. The big white oak is inspiring and the views of the river incredible. A great opportunity to see the woods melt into swamp and reeds and finally into beach and sea. A lovely Virginia scene.

This trek is short (2.7 mi.) and moderate that traverses along the Waller Mill Lake shore line. It runs through some dense woods with both hardwoods and pines. It was an enjoyable hike.

hiking
1 month ago

It may just be that we never found the actual trail. None of us are particularly good at maps; however, as far as we could tell this park didn’t offer much as far as activity and outdoor enjoyment went. Some pretty views of the water, but probably the most my dog and I got out of it was some agility training on the playground equipment. I don’t plan to try again. On a side note, lots of people fishing, great water access for boats, and a difficult-looking frisbee golf course if you’re into those sort of things.

we walked a combo of the west half the lake loop to where it meets the cliff walk, then up the cliff walk southward. maybe 2 miles total or less. the cliff walk north would have been easier. we had to scramble over some rocks in spots. our German Shepherd didn't like it either but it was only for about 1/4 mile. nice lake views on Oct 16 2018. leaves were Stillwater green. trail a little wet and rocky.

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