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A nice place to come for a casual stroll or a woodsy run.

Really good work out. We walked it clockwise, as another hiker mentioned, and really enjoyed it.

hiking
2 days ago

Really great hike with a fantastic view at the top!

on Overall Run Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Finally got to do this hike since it’s only good if there’s been plentiful rain lately! Like other reviews mention, it’s a different kind of hike because you descend until you reach the falls. It’s a moderate descend, but the rocks were personally hard on my knees. Lots of pretty forest trees with little water falls on the way. Don’t be fooled that the smaller falls are the destination... the big falls and a dramatic view of the Shenandoah mountains will let you know you’ve made it to the end. Other than that, there isn’t much to see along the well-marked trail. Tiny parking lot so arriving early is recommended.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
2 days ago

A lot of pretty butterflies. In one part of the trail, you have to go through the high school soccer field, which can be a bit confusing. Very buggy at the end. I think it may be a little longer than 4 miles though.

Went for the Christmas bulb lights. Not impressed since all the plants were dead. Looked like lights on dead trees. I wouldn’t pay to go again because of this. Pro: Well paved easy to walk path. Con: Expensive to get in and if you go at Christmas all the plants are dead.

hiking
washed out
2 days ago

The trail was an easy walk, lots of sand. Unfortunately the trail is not marked well and parts were washed out so I couldn’t do the full loop. I went first thing in morning and didn’t many people. Parking is off street in a residential neighborhood. It has beautiful views, so I’ll probably go back to see them again.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

The falls were beautiful! Very cold water but we did swim for fun. Found lots of ticks on us during the hike, make sure to check regularly. One was extremely small, the size of a speck of dirt. Very easy going down, definitely more moderate on the way back up. Overall very happy!

hiking
2 days ago

nice trail... recommend wearing shoes with good support..... part of the trail you are walking over thick tree roots and running shoes may be too soft

This is now one of my favorite loop trails the falls are gorgeous and the hike itself is just beautiful! I’ve done it both directions and can say if you start on the falls side it is a good steep elevation hike after you cross the bottom of the falls! If you start from the parking lot going slacks and come down the falls side it’s pretty easy but if the down elevation has any moisture it can be quite slippery..either way it’s amazing and come up the falls side is a great workout!! Very well maintained and kid friendly IF your children love outdoors and exercise!!

Loved this trail! Took the red, purple and brown trails which brought up out to the peninsula and back. There is a great little creek that kids can play in. The wild flower arches are breathtaking! There were a few spots on the peninsula trail that were overgrown and narrow but the hike was still wonderful.

Short and sweet paved trail primarily. Out and back. The natural bridge is quite a sight and has some mindboggling stats. An old saltpeter mine about half way through to the end of trail then the creek to see and play in until the trail ends before heading back to VC. Kid and dog friendly. My 3 year old loved it.

Hiked here today. Would not recommend this portion of the Bull Run to Fountain Head Park Occoquan trail system. While the trail is generally level and not too muddy, there were a multiple large groups partying with loud music along the trail to the point of blocking it in several places between Ordway Road and VA28. Members of the groups were also hacking at the vegetation and discarding large amounts of trash and beer bottles. The trail system is much more scenic and cleaner from Hemlock Overlook to Fountain Head Regional Park. I’d recommend going there instead of this section.

Probably a little more challenging than moderate. Only dogs who are good at hiking and climbing. Some parts are pretty steep BOOTS ARE A MUST

Nice quaint moderately trafficked trail. Trail is narrow, and can get hard on the legs and feet, but rewarding. Summit is small, coule be a problem if it gets crowded. Liked it.

running
3 days ago

Not much of a hike. It was a nice run though! Nice view and the waters are so calming.

mountain biking
3 days ago

Trails seem to be well kept. Both paved and off road were fun to ride. Lots of walkers with animals not always wanting to move to the side with friendly warnings of approach. Biggest downside is poor signage for the trails.

What a wonderful hike! My favorite hike in the area now. A little overgrown and wish I took an allergy pill before going out, but a fantastic hike. Ticked all the boxes of challenging but fun, well marked and lightly trafficked. Ran into 3 groups the whole time hiking. Started at 12:30 and back to the parking area at 4 after stopping for a small lunch. Wonderful place!

Short and sweet hike. Gorgeous views of the river. Entire trail is pretty shaded.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Loved it. Definitely challenging for me and my short-legged dog, but doable. Gorgeous 360-degree views. My dog had more trouble going down than up because it was a lot of jumping downhill for him. He’s a Welsh terrier

One of my favorite trails, but it is being monitored by park rangers due to it being closed for Covid -19. I went today and wasn’t able to hike it due to the parking lot being gated in and a ranger monitoring the entrance. It’s possible that it’s not always being monitored.

Please check the weather and hike prepared! “An online alert posted on the Scott County tourism website warns that the swimming hole is prone to flash flooding. "For this reason, please do not attempt the trail if the water is above your knees," the alert reads. “ -CNN “the rescue of 20 hikers who were stranded by flooding along the trails. Mike Armstrong, chief of the Bristol Virginia Fire Department, said hikers were walking the trails around the popular swimming hole Sunday, but evening rain caused flash flooding. The high water from the various streams that cut across the trails left the hikers unable to get back to the parking area.” - Bristol Harold

ohv/off road driving
muddy
rocky
3 days ago

open

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