Virginia Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Bluemont Junction Trail

1.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Cross County Trail (VA)

40 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

15.7 mi
State: VA
Dirt

Guest River Gorge Trail

5.8 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Huckleberry Trail

14 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Jackson River Scenic Trail

14.3 mi
State: VA
Gravel

James River Heritage Trail (Blackwater Creek Natural Area)

9.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips

Lake Accotink Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Mount Vernon Trail

18 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

New River Trail State Park

57.7 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Richmond and Danville Rail-Trail

5.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Riverwalk Trail (VA)

7.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

6.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone

Warrenton Branch Greenway

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Wilderness Road Trail

8.5 mi
State: VA
Crushed Stone

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

3.3 mi
State: MD, VA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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...
VA 1.3 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 40 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) traverses a scenic forested landscape abounding with wildlife in Virginia's Northern Neck. The rail-trail, which was designated as a National Recreation...
VA 15.7 mi Dirt
The Guest River Gorge Trail meanders along 300-million-year-old sandstone cliffs that plunge 400 feet to the pristine waters below. The deep gorge was created as the Guest River, now designated as a...
VA 5.8 mi Crushed Stone
In the early 1900s, a train line nicknamed “the Huckleberry” was built to transport coal and provide mail and passenger service to Blacksburg. The line was also used by the Corps cadets at Virginia...
VA 14 mi Asphalt
Waterfalls, river views, rugged rock formations, vibrant fall foliage and delicate flowers in the spring: These are the sights that put the “scenic” in Jackson River Scenic Trail. The serene...
VA 14.3 mi Gravel
The James River Heritage Trail in the Blackwater Creek Natural Area is one of the premier urban trails in the state, passing through lush forest as well as the heart of historic, industrial downtown...
VA 9.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Woodchips
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...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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...
VA 18 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Southern Virginia's New River Trail is one of America's premier rail-trails and has been designated as an official National Recreation Trail by the US Department of the Interior. It is also a state...
VA 57.7 mi Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: In October 2018, Tropical Storm Michael caused a large portion of the trail to wash out. Sections of the trail have since closed to undergo repairs, estimated to be completed by the...
VA 5.5 mi Crushed Stone
The 7.5-mile, paved Riverwalk Trail is part of Danville's expanding network of trails. This scenic pathway along the Dan River connects industry, beautiful parks and natural areas. It travels through...
VA 7.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Closure notice: Starting in August 2020 and continuing as of January 2021, the Piney River Trailhead will be subject to ongoing closures due to nearby environmental cleanup work. Please use the Rose...
VA 6.9 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail offers scenic wonders from dense forests, open fields and lush waterways to railroad relics and delightful small towns. Cyclists and equestrians love the...
VA 34 mi Gravel
The Warrenton Branch Greenway follows a segment of the former Warrenton Branch Spur railroad, running between downtown Warrenton (at S. 4th Street) and Meetze Road. The Warrenton Branch was...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 45 mi Asphalt, Concrete
History runs deep along the Wilderness Road Trail, which roughly follows a path carved by Daniel Boone in April 1775. The path later became a route on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad before...
VA 8.5 mi Crushed Stone
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...
MD, VA 3.3 mi Concrete

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Recent Trail Reviews

Mount Vernon Trail

trekking101

July, 2021 by willard.mumford

Busy with bikers and walkers. Lots of roots creating a bumping ride in some places but overall a nice ride. Parking at Belle Haven Park is a perfect location for riding into DC. I would recommend this trail.

Mount Vernon Trail

Inline Skating

July, 2021 by thomasbelvin

I would not recommend inline skating on this trail further South than Alexandria, other than to advanced skaters, because the trail is better suited for bicycles or pedestrians. The first 5 miles going North from Mount Vernon are hilly with a few sharp curves and tend to have wet areas with leaves on the trail. There are several wooden bridges that would be slippery if wet and parts of the trail have tree root damage or rough patches. The trail merges onto the street in old town Alexandria that can be busy with traffic, other trail users, and visitors crossing the street. The trail is scenic for the Washington, DC area and has lots of other uses on the weekends.

New River Trail State Park

Really liked this trail

July, 2021 by tfhutton

After doing the Virginia Creeper, this was next on my list. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was very impressed. The campground at Foster Falls was a perfect place to stay, with the visitor center and camp store nearby, and the cliffs of the New River rising up to proved a stunning backdrop. Trail itself was well maintained, with good signage, ample rest spots and toilets. Shot Tower makes for a very interesting stop along the way. Looking back at the pictures reminded me of what a nice ride this was.

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Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

Busy in east, beautiful in west

July, 2021 by d.smithva

The W&OD is a great bike trail throughout, obviously. But the western part, generally from Herndon to Purcellville, is far nicer and less busy than the eastern part in the northern VA suburbs. The eastern part is my home trail and nice for a quick workout ride, but it is super busy with walkers, talkers, dog on long leashes and obnoxious dudes who think they are in the Tour de France. I like a nice fast ride as much as anyone, but the western portion is not choked with users, much more greenery in a rural-exurban setting, far more beautiful and one that evokes the railroad of yore more, too. Leesburg and Purcellville offer nice rest/eat/drink/chill options if you desire that. Bike from Herndon to Purcellville, the trip back is somewhat more downhill and makes it *slightly* more uphill west and downhill on the return, a nice recipe. It's about 13 miles in that stretch, 26 RT. 4 stars for the eastern bit (after all, a nicely maintained road bike path), 5 stars for western section (as nice as any road bike rail trail, and well paved).

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail

Great trail for families

July, 2021 by jcasaregola

Great trail for families as it is very flat, has pretty scenery plus a covered bridge and an old railcar at the start. Decent parking at the beginning of trail. Trail seemed well maintained.

Jackson River Scenic Trail

Awesome Rail Trail

July, 2021 by speidel20

We rode the entire trail starting at the Intervale Trailhead on a Tuesday in early July 2021. The trail is very well maintained...this is one of the best rail trails we have ridden on...well worth the 4 hour drive to get there. The trail is relatively flat and very smooth. The weather was around 90 degrees, but most of the trail is shaded so not a problem. The scenery along the river and along side the cliffs is spectacular. Since we went in the middle of the week there were very few people on the trail...we did not come across anyone else on the trail north of the Smith Bridge trailhead.
Additionally...AlleghanyOutdoors.com is located at the Intervale Trailhead where you can rent bikes...we used our own bikes, but we came back the next day and rented kayaks and enjoyed a nice easy float down the river...The staff at AlleghanyOutdoors.com were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend both the bike ride and kayaking/tubing. This is a hidden gem.

Holmes Run Trail

Trail on July 2021 was partially closed

July, 2021 by andee

We were expecting a great ride on this trail only to find closure signs and some local neighborhood detour signs. The trail was severely damaged a couple years ago by flooding and we were really disappointed to find it’s still partially closed with barriers. The closure is from about N. Ripley St. to Dora Kelly Park.

Cross County Trail (VA)

great community trail, but could use updated markings

July, 2021 by fredbenson

Last July I walked the north half of this trail (top 20 miles) and today I walked the bottom half (bottom 20 miles). Both halves were beautiful, though I think I’d give a slight edge to the northern half in terms of beauty and general enjoyment. When I walked the northern half last year, I relied solely on the maps provided by fairfax county, which are black and white and not particularly detailed. Since I made it through the hike, they obviously got the job done, but not without a lot of backtracking and hunting for trail markers. The southern half would have been just as bad, if not worse, if I hadn’t found this app last night before I left this morning. For any others considering traversing the entire county by foot-whether in two trips or more-this app will save you from a huge amount of backtracking and stress thinking you have left the trail. Overall, it was a great hike though!

Lake Accotink Trail

excellent

July, 2021 by zelalemtesfa

I visited the trail with friends and families and I love it so much. If you enjoy walking or jogging or biking, this is the perfect place.

Birdneck Road Trail

Well maintained trail

July, 2021 by tdykz6s8bq

I cycle on this trail 2-3 times a week and the path itself is great; some of the other people who use it aren’t very courteous—they don’t share the path even though it’s a multi-use path—so if you’re cycling be mindful that you may have to go in the grass. My only complaint is the lights don’t come on in the darkest part of the path after dark. As to the complaint about road noise, well, it’s beside the road…Where there’s road noise. ¿¿¿¿¿

Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail

Tough Ride, But Worth It

June, 2021 by rwest3

We set out on our gravel bikes from Abington and rode to Whitetop and back. We are avid road cyclists and I’ve got to admit that the stretch from Damascus to Whitetop was no joke. It was a slow, steady grind to Whitetop. We should have brought more fluid. Each of us brought two bottles and we burned through those quickly. We were able to stop for Gatorade and cold water on the way back at the Bike Exchange in Damascus. There was nothing open in Whitetop on the day we rode.

New River Trail State Park

Great Trail

June, 2021 by 3iqdwkdqe7

We rode near Gales and Fries and fossil Falls and the trail was great. Don’t know where The other reviewer rode.

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