Lake Mercer Loop Trail


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Lake Mercer Loop Trail Facts

States: Virginia
Counties: Fairfax
Length: 5.3 miles
Trail end points: Oak Stream Ct. and Burke Lake Loop Trail
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8694191

Lake Mercer Loop Trail Description

The Lake Mercer Loop Trail wraps around Lake Mercer in Fairfax and is slightly over five miles in length. From the Lake Mercer Loop Trail you can hop on to the South Run Trail, or the Burke Lake Loop Trail and continue to explore your surroundings. There are several parks nearby including, Recreation Lake Park and South Run Park. You will also find South Run RECenter, which provides various outdoor activities to engage in including, basketball, baseball, and tennis. The recreational center also has several pools, a fitness center, and a spa. With such verity nearby this is a great trail for the entire family to enjoy.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at South Run RECenter (7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153.) and Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039.)

Lake Mercer Loop Trail Reviews

Beautiful and easy trail around the lake. Scenery is beautiful too and not too busy.

Beautiful and easy trail around the lake. Scenery is beautiful too and not too busy.

beautiful but rocky

The scenery along this trail was beautiful, but very little was paved; the vast majority was rocky gravel. The trail was shaded, good for a hot sunny day. Do not try this trail with a road bike!

Nice walk and views

took south loop - lots of shade and beautiful lake views. could benefit from improved signage.

Wonderful trail

Wonderful trail. Deer, foxes, beaver, woodpeckers, beautiful & paved, streams/brooks, and a dam. Gorgeous wooded forest. Terrain has Inclines and declines. Good workout whether walking, jogging or biking. Connects further to Burke Lake and South Run Rec center.


Lake Mercer Trail

Very peaceful and beautiful trail. I love the fact it connects to Burke Lake trail. My two favorite trails of all time!

nice walk - beautiful

Well kept paths. Lots of opportunity to see wildlife - saw woodpeckers, an eagle, and loads of other birds. Signs of recent beaver activity. Great walk for families.

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