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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 is available at South Run RECenter (7550 Reservation Dr, Springfield, VA 22153.) and Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039.)
Beautiful and easy trail around the lake. Scenery is beautiful too and not too busy.
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!
took south loop - lots of shade and beautiful lake views. could benefit from improved signage.
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.
Very peaceful and beautiful trail. I love the fact it connects to Burke Lake trail. My two favorite trails of all time!
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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