From one end of Fairfax County to the other hikers, bikers, joggers and everyday walkers can now cover 40 miles of green shaded paths that cross streams and make connections to two metro stations. If you are really ambitious you can also connect to the WO & D trail and ride all the way to Purceville another 45 miles away. Starting at Great Falls National Park on the Potomac River and following south to the Occoquan River and the Occoquan Regional Park the trail winds through some of the prettiest parts of Fairfax County.
Not all of the trail is a stroll in the park. For more hardy bikers there are streams to ford and more difficult terrain. For others you can stroll the 5 miles around Burke Lake and not worry about breaking a sweat. My family and I have taken in the trail in "smaller" bites over the last few months and we are gearing up for an all day 40 mile rock and roll ride in May. Each section of the trail has its own personality and I highly recommend that if you haven't taken the opportunity to get out and explore this unique trail within our increasingly urban environment you should do it soon!
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Other Northern Virginia Biking Trails