Fredericksburg, Virginia (VA) Trails & Maps

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  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is an important component of the transportation network in the nation's capital and a priority project under President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative. The planned 20-mile trail, spanning both sides ...
  • Ashland Trolley Line

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Grass, Gravel

    The Ashland Trolley Line runs on a portion of the former Richmond-Ashland Electric Line, which linked the two communities for 31 years until its closure in 1938. During this period, Ashland was a traditional “streetcar suburb” of Richmond, with ...
  • Beulah Street Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 3.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Running parallel to Beulah Street from Franconia to Fort Belvoir in southeast Fairfax County, the paved Beulah Street Sidepath provides a link to numerous neighborhoods along its route. A parallel bike lane within the roadway provides a cycling ...
  • Blake Lane Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

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  • Bluemont Junction Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bluemont Junction Trail is a short paved trail that branches off from the popular Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) in the heart of Arlington. The trail was built on a spur line that once linked the W&OD's Bluemont Division main line—now ...
  • Braddock Road Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Braddock Road Sidepath parallels Braddock Road and New Braddock Road (State Route 620) between Centreville and Burke, two bedroom communities in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County. The trail provides connections to George Mason University's ...
  • Burke VRE Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Burke VRE Trail lies within Pohick Stream Valley Park and provides an important commuting and recreational corridor, connecting a shopping center, residential neighborhoods, and a Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station that also serves Amtrak ...
  • Capital Crescent Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    The 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail follows the route of the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. It begins in Silver Spring, Maryland, east of the Rock Creek Trestle and curves westward and south through Maryland into ...
  • Centreville Road Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This paved sidepath runs parallel to Centreville Road/State Route 657, providing a safe route for alternative transportation along the busy suburban roadway in western Fairfax County. The trail runs from just south of the Dulles Toll Road/SR ...
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 184.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (a.k.a. C&O Canal Towpath) follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. Hundreds of original features, including locks, ...
  • Cowan Boulevard Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • Cross County Trail (VA)

    State: VA
    Length: 40 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that generally follows the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia. Some sections are wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible but not all sections. Some sections are suitable for horseback ...
  • Custis Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Custis Trail is a popular urban route that links Virginia's D.C. suburbs with the District itself, connecting to both the W&OD Railroad Regional Park Trail at the latter's 4-mile marker and the Mount Vernon Trail at Roosevelt Island. The ...
  • Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 15.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) is currently a private-use trail only, which means a permit is required to use it. Friends of the DRHT are working to create public access to the trail, which traverses scenic forested landscape abounding ...
  • Fairfax County Parkway Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 28.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fairfax County Parkway Trail parallels Fairfax County Parkway/State Route 286 on its route across Fairfax County, Virginia. While the paved trail varies in width and condition, most of the trail is usable for walking, biking and inline skating. ...
  • Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    Washington, D.C.'s Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail links some of the District's dozens of Civil War era forts (now national parks) that were built to defend the city from attack by the southern Rebels. The trail runs for 7 miles through a ...
  • Four Mile Run Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 6.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Four Mile Run Trail traverses the Four Mile Run stream valley and has many twists and turns, not to mention steep sections (mercifully short). The trail more or less parallels the popular W&OD Trail, connecting to it in several places. The ...
  • Goldmine Loop Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Tucked in the meandering, wooded hills of the sprawling yet understated multimillion-dollar estates of Great Falls, just outside Washington, D.C., is the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. Home to the already famous C&O Canal Towpath, ...
  • Henson Creek Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 5.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Henson Creek Trail is located in the southwestern portion of Prince George's County, Maryland, and connects the growing District of Columbia suburbs of Fort Washington and Oxon Hill with the bedroom communities of Camp Springs and Temple ...
  • Herndon Parkway Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This short sidepath parallels Herndon Parkway on the eastern edge of Herndon in Northern Virginia. Much of the trail is the width of a standard sidewalk, and it includes crosswalks and curb-cuts at most street intersections. The trail also connects ...
  • Holmes Run Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Holmes Run Trail offers a scenic pathway through the heart of a busy residential area in Alexandria and adjoining Fairfax County, both suburbs of Washington, D.C. The trail, which is divided into two disconnected segments, is popular with ...
  • Indian Head Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 13.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Note: Portions of the Indian Head Rail Trail will be closed until spring 2015 to allow for the installation of a reclaimed water line. Sections of the trail, including the westernmost five miles, will remain open at all times. See Charles County's ...
  • Lake Accotink Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    In Northern Virginia's suburban community of Springfield, Lake Accotink Park provides a wilderness escape amid the city surroundings. The 500-acre park features picnic areas, miniature golf, an antique carousel, a 55-acre lake with canoe and ...
  • Linton Hall Road Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 5.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Linton Hall Road Trail runs parallel to its namesake—also signed as State Route 619—in western Prince William County. More utilitarian than scenic, the trail acts as a transportation route for local residents of the communities lining the ...
  • Lord Fairfax Community College Connector Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Opened in 2009, the short Lord Fairfax Community College Connector Trail extends from the parking lot of the junior college to its temporary endpoint in a scenic wildlife area. Eventually, an extended Warrenton Branch Greenway will connect to ...
  • Lovettsville Shared-Use Path (Route 287)

    State: VA
    Length: 1.13 miles
    Surface:

    From the Town of Lovettsville, VA web site: Pedestrian/Bike Path on 287 VDOT awarded Highway Enhancement Grant Funds to the Town to develop a Pedestrian/Bike Path along 287 through the Town of Lovettsville. Loudoun County Gas Tax money ...
  • MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path

    State: MD
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path follows the winding road through the communities of Bethesda and Potomac, just north of Washington, DC. Along the way, the path passes shops in Cabin John and Glen Echo, and provides access to the popular Glen ...
  • Mary Washington Hospital Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Mary Washington Hospital Trail runs along the southeast border of the hospital center, proving a pleasant stroll or gentle bike ride for hospital visitors and patients.
  • Meadowlark Connector Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although less than two miles long, the Meadowlark Connector Trail provides a terrific link between the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and the popular W&OD Trail. The trail meets the W&OD in Vienna; trail-goers can then take the longer trail southeast ...
  • Metropolitan Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Following the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Metropolitan Branch rail line, the Met Branch Trail is a busy urban rail-with-trail that shares a corridor with Metro's Red Line, MARC commuter service, CSX freight trains and Amtrak. ...
  • Middletown Road Sidepath

    State: MD
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 3-mile separated multi-use path along Middletown Road allows for safe recreation and transportation along the western side of Waldorf, Maryland. The trail begins just south of State Route 228 and runs to Billingsley Road, approximately 1 ...
  • Mount Vernon Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    The 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail is one of the Washington, D.C. Metro area's most popular trails. Just across the Potomac River from D.C. in Virginia, the trail links Theodore Roosevelt Island Park with George Washington's Estate in Mount Vernon. ...
  • Ox Road Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 11.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ox Road Sidepath is a paved trail that runs parallel to Ox Road/State Route 123 in Fairfax County. The trail runs from George Mason University's main Fairfax campus to just south of the former Lorton Reformatory. The sprawling prison grounds ...
  • Popes Creek Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface:

    From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Greenway Commission: The Popes Creek Railroad is a proposed rail trail in the southwest portion of the county that would run adjacent to Popes Creek from the Potomac River to U.S. 301. A stone ...
  • Railroad Ford Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Railroad Ford Trail is located in beautiful Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania County near Richmond, Virginia. The park boasts 2,463 acres with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding and camping. The park has 11 trails totaling 15 ...
  • Rappahannock Canal Walk

    State: VA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rappahannock Canal Walk follows the old towpath along the disused canal just northwest of downtown Fredericksburg. The path follows a winding course past old suburban back yards and through a wooded corridor with a rural feel. At the ...
  • Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the center of Fredericksburg with beautiful views of the Rappahannock River. Part of the trail winds through Old Mill Park, where you can find parking, picnic shelters, ...
  • Rock Creek Park Trails

    State: DC
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Located in the northwest section of Washington, D.C., Rock Creek Park is the oldest and largest urban park in the national park system. Established in 1890, Rock Creek offers more than 1,700 acres of natural area for a variety of uses. Trails ...
  • Rosewick Road Sidepath

    State: MD
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The separated multi-use Rosewick Road Sidepath provides a direct link for both recreation and transportation between the southern Maryland communities of St. Charles and La Plata. The path runs immediately adjacent to Rosewick Road/St. Charles ...
  • Seneca Creek Greenway Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 22.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Seneca Creek Greenway Trail was built by a coalition of organizations and follows the meandering Seneca Creek near Germantown, MD, from the Potomac River to State Route 355 (Frederick Road). NOTE: Only parts of the trail are multi-use; horses ...
  • St. Mary's River State Park

    State: MD
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Nestled amongst the trees of St. Mary's River State Park, trail-goers will find an 8-mile path that loops around St. Mary's Lake, offering beautiful natural scenery and the chance to catch a glimpse of many types of birds and other wildlife. ...
  • Stringfellow Road Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Stringfellow Road Sidepath runs for three miles through Chantilly and Centreville in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County. The asphalt and concrete trail connects multiple neighborhoods to various amenities, such as Chantilly High School and ...
  • Sudley Manor Drive Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sudley Manor Drive Trail runs parallel to the southern 4.5 miles of its namesake road in western Prince William County. The trail services a number of the surrounding communities, such as Bristow and Bull Run, and acts as a recreation and ...
  • Suitland Parkway Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Suitland Parkway trail is a short paved multi-use path that runs adjacent to Suitland Parkway in SE D.C. to the border with Maryland. Proposed construction may extend the trail to the Branch Avenue Metro Station in Prince George's County, ...
  • Three Notch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: MD
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Southern Maryland's Three Notch Trail is a work-in-progress under the guidance of St. Mary's County and other stakeholders. When complete, the recreational trail will extend 28 miles along an abandoned Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout ...
  • Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail is a short hiking trail within Manassas National Battlefield Park. The rail-trail runs on a corridor planned in the mid-19th century as a complement to the Manassas Gap Railroad’s main line, which linked Manassas ...
  • Virginia Central Railway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Situated midway between the nation’s capital and the Virginia capital of Richmond, the Virginia Central Railway Trail will one day offer more than 30 miles of trail from downtown Fredericksburg west to the town of Orange. The railroad for ...
  • Warrenton Branch Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Warrenton Branch Greenway follows a segment of the old Warrenton Branch Spur railroad, running 1.5 miles between the trailhead behind the restaurant at the depot in downtown Warrenton (4th St. near Lee St.) and Castle Kingston Lane just ...
  • Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

    Rail-Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 45 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is one of suburban Washington, D.C.'s most popular rail-trails. The heavily used trail is frequented by commuters and recreationists alike, and is a fantastic link between Virginia's rural and historical ...
  • West Ox Road Sidepath

    State: VA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The West Ox Road Sidepath is a short paved trail along the west side of West Ox Road. The trail extends from the Oak Hill area of Fairfax County to southeastern Chantilly (near Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax), providing a link to numerous neighborhoods ...
  • White's Mill Trail

    State: VA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The White’s Mill Trail provides a scenic route through wetlands and residential areas in the rural town of Warrenton. Trail-goers will enjoy the natural beauty of the Cedar Run valley and wildlife viewing along the path.
  • Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

    State: MD, VA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail provides a superb link between Alexandria, VA, and Maryland's National Harbor over the Potomac River. This well-used trail crosses on the up-river side of the bridge and the concrete path is wide enough to accommodate ...
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