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

Nice hike, half along the shore of Lake Anna and half along an old railroad bed. Good views across Lake Anna. On the easy side of moderate due to short length and fairly flat terrain. Watch out for the dying red cedars: they are falling down and big enough to severely hurt you if one should fall on you. Overall, best hiker-only trail at Lake Anna State Park.

hiking
2 days ago

I didn't think this was all that well marked when we went, a bit confused as to which trails we were on. But not a difficult hike.

I did some of this trail. It's in great shape and has markers in places telling some of the battle there.

Pretty easy hike. There's a couple steep hills, but nothing too strenuous. There's not much to see, so it drags a bit. Not sure if someone else covered this, but you take two other trails from the parking lot to get to the trail. It's a good trail if you're just trying to get some miles in.

Great trail well marked and maintained

Nice easy trail for a fall stroll to take in all color changing leaves!! Kid friendly too!

hiking
10 months ago

Not impressed by this trail. A good bit of it is done along the power lines with no shade and tall grass. Make sure to treat your clothes and gear before you go and wear LOTS of bug spray - the flies and gnats are out of control.

on Goodwin Gold Mine Loop

hiking
10 months ago

The trails were well marked and parking was available. One car costs $7 on the weekend to park. There is a lot of good lake views and plenty Forest.

Nice trees and scenery. The trail was real muddy due to recent rains.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A good warm up for some of the longer trails. Circles a small pond with labeled foliage. Also has fitness stations. Nice view of the larger lake. Paved.

More for biking and driving then hiking. Roads seem to have consumed the trails. Crossing brock rd. is very dangerous.

trail running
Saturday, April 08, 2017

Good workout. Lots of families walking, biking and hiking.

on Old Pond Trail

Friday, March 24, 2017

Short and sweet; I like the "fit trail" stops with exercise signs.

on Railroad Ford Trail

Friday, March 24, 2017

Peaceful, good views of the lake for the majority of the trail. Easy to moderate difficulty; if you want more incline, start at the trailhead closer to the campsite. Note that the trail is characterized by a lot of tree roots and can be a bit bumpy in places.

road biking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

This is an amazing path to bike! We will definitely be going again. The path is easy to follow and there are so many great things to see.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Easy wide trail. Good number of roots in many areas.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

nice, easy trail. good views of the lake, and nice spots to stop and fish as well. caught an eastern fence lizard about 30 ft into the trail. would definitely do it again.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Should really remove the "jeep" out of the name... Drove up and down that road and didn't find any trail wide enough for my jeep. Very disappointed. As far as the park goes it was lots of things to do.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Great easy hike with the family! Lots of lake views. Close parking.

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nice little trail for kids. Well maintained.

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nice trail with plenty of lake view. Fun.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Lots of choices here, with a variety of trails. Study your map first, then choose. Parking is $5.

Half is in the road if you are doing the blue trail not well marked for me get turn around once. It was clean and had a lot of history on it but I was going to find a new trail in the wood. I don't think I'm would be going back to hike.

hiking
Sunday, January 10, 2016

It was over a year ago, but I thought it was the visitor center and very much in the park. Maybe it was called something else. Anyway, Donna was right that there are many miles of trails in the park, so pick your hike from beautiful lakefront to uphill leg burners. I think this is one of the prettiest state parks in Virginia.

cross country skiing
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fun easy hike. Can get crowded around the lake. The fisherman trail is not well marked and overgrown.

walking
Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Awesome and easy trail for daily walking. I bring my dog here all the time and he loves it! Multiple short trails so you can decide the length of your visit. Beautiful place year round, I even had professional pictures taken here for me and my boyfriends 1 year anniversary

hiking
Sunday, July 27, 2014

Please note this trail appears to be within the state park . There is a lake anna visitors center separate from the park, and there are no hiking trails there. We did hike about 4 miles of the trails in the state park. Very nice. There are plenty of trails there, and you can put together any hike length you want.

hiking
Friday, May 30, 2014

A wonderful view! Did it on Memorial Day and it was a little crowded since it's the closest to the visitor's center and because people wanted to fish from it. Beautiful views and we even got to see 6-7 deer running through and some skinks!

mountain biking
Monday, May 12, 2014

Nice park, good trails, plan to go back!!

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