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the South Valley Trail part very nice.
private the whole way

hiking
10 days ago

left side going down just a little steep. beautiful at end.

trail running
20 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!

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy, scenic trail. Don't expect anything grand, but its a beautiful atmosphere.

Awesome trail, great camping as well. You feel like you are in the wilderness, and not 20 minutes from Washington, DC. Great history with trail history markers along the way.

hiking
2 months ago

My wife and I found this trail enjoyable. The trail was well maintained and there was a lot to see and take in. Not to challenging but has some areas that definitely will increase your heart rate. The only negative was that the trail is not a dedicated loop as the name implies. There are many different and co-mingling trails in this area and the signage left much to desire, making navigation somewhat of a challenge.

Great trail. Good workout and a variety of scenery.

Hiked this trail as part of a training session for an upcoming long distance backpacking hike. I walked the loop as depicted. About 6.8 miles if you believe my GPS. Definitely not Easy. I would rate it as moderate. Very few level stretches and about 90 percent up or down in the first 80 percent of the trail. Definitely need bug spray in mid August. Parallels a nice stream for about a mile or so in the second half. Lots of trees. Bet it would be very pretty in the Fall. Bring lots of water.

Great trail but trailhead not where depicted in All Trails.

hiking
4 months ago

Did this hike with my 2 year old & 5 year old sons. They had fun splashing in the creek & with the hike. The little one got tired on the way back & needed to be carried. The last short leg of the hike, down to the cascade, is a bit steep. Overall a nice walk

hiking
4 months ago

Not a crowded park - great for peaceful walks with the dog.

Easy hike it’s a bit too close to roads and civilization for a true hike. The trail is very well kept.

This was a good hike. We took the dog and had a good time. We crossed roads a few times, which I didn't love, but it was enjoyable all the same. We went clockwise and had no complaints.

This is a great trail run/walk course. Very tough course!

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail, fun to see a cascade falls.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike with lots of water points at campgrounds along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

While not necessarily jaw-dropping, this is a very pretty short hike. Note: when you get to the river, cross the water and turn left. The real waterfall is still a quarter mile or so upstream!

Beautiful place with lots of trails to choose from and all lead to gorgeous hikes!

Enjoyable, hiked part of it with my friends and our dogs. Everyone had fun, water is good to cool off in

Fun time, nice to have a creek so the dog can cool off. Easy loop

7 months ago

Great exercise trail for walking, biking, or running. Would be five stars but there are no great views, just streams and woods. There are steep hills for a strenuous run, but with a good plan you can walk for a couple of miles without overworking it.

There were many trails to choose from. Grab a map! Great hike.

Nice 2 mile trail that leads to a pretty cool small water fall. It was great for my 2 Goldenretrievers and one of them is just a pup. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is that the end of the trail was blocked with trees and there was no getting around them.

Awesome to learn something new and hangout with friends and family

A nice afternoon hike that is just a short distance from DC. If you have time, the Shenandoahs are only 90 minutes away and so much better, but sometimes you only have an afternoon or just cannot get to the Shenandoahs. This hike is a great close in one in DC with good streams and more solitude than you would expect.

Trail has mis-marking. Overall a great trail though.

saw Mr Beaver when creek was frozen.
started from lot E.

hiking
10 months ago

lucky to have this park near our home.
love creek

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