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Best trails in Stafford

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Explore the most popular trails near Stafford with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Stafford
Top trails (3)
#1 - Government Island Trail
Fritter Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 40 m
GOVERNMENT ISLAND PARK TODAY Now a natural park preserve and archaeological site, Government Island contains a trail and interpretive signs to help depict its rich, nationally significant history. The first portion of the trail is paved, the second segment is a wooden boardwalk over the tidal creeks, and the third section is a natural hiking trail (footpath) around the island. The total length of the trail is approximately 1.5 miles (from the parking lot, to and around the island, and back). [Note: The first two portions of this trail leading up to the edge of the island, which include some interpretive signs, are handicap accessible. The footpath on the island consists of uneven ground, covered with a bed of mulch.] In addition to the history interpreted at this site, Government Island is an ideal location to observe aquatic and native plants, as well as birds and other wildlife.Show more
#2 - Crows Nest Point to Boykin’s Landing
Crows Nest Natural Area
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
This is a fun trail for running, mixed fire road and single track with a beautiful view of Potomac Creek at the turn-around.Show more
#3 - Long Pond Trail
Widewater State Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 20 m