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Gems in Northern Virginia - 3

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gem Favorite Great Falls is truly a magnificent place to hike or run.

Great Falls Overlook

(43) Great F…, VA
gem Favorite sunrise

Scott's Run Waterfall

(11) McLean, VA
gem Favorite Stone epitaph.

Portici Cemetery

(1) Sudley, VA

Recommended Routes in Northern Virginia - 30

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Favorite The ruins of a C&O Canal Lockhouse stand outside of Harper's Ferry.
Intermediate/Difficult

Maryland Heights Loop

6.8 mi 10.9 km 1,488' Up 453.64 m Up 1,488' Down 453.44 m Down

Harpers…, WV
Favorite Great Falls is truly a magnificent place to hike or run.
Intermediate

Great Falls Park - South Loop

3.3 mi 5.3 km 201' Up 61.16 m Up 203' Down 61.8 m Down

Great F…, VA
Favorite Overlook.
Intermediate/Difficult

Piedmont Overlook Loop

5.2 mi 8.4 km 969' Up 295.43 m Up 973' Down 296.45 m Down

Shenand…, VA
Favorite Great Blue Heron closeup
Intermediate/Difficult

Berma Road to Billy Goat Trail Section A

3.5 mi 5.7 km 110' Up 33.53 m Up 127' Down 38.57 m Down

Potomac, MD
Favorite view of the rivers
Intermediate/Difficult

Loudoun Heights Lollipop

6.3 mi 10.2 km 1,280' Up 390.07 m Up 1,280' Down 390.02 m Down

Harpers…, WV
Favorite Great Blue Heron
Easy/Intermediate

Burke Lake Trail

4.4 mi 7.0 km 72' Up 21.91 m Up 73' Down 22.27 m Down

Burke, VA
Favorite Henry Hill -- Manassas National Battlefield Park
Intermediate

First Battle of Manassas

5.2 mi 8.3 km 309' Up 94.19 m Up 309' Down 94.32 m Down

Bull Run, VA
Favorite View during winter.
Intermediate

Bull Run-Occoquan Trail

17.9 mi 28.8 km 1,531' Up 466.79 m Up 1,467' Down 447.06 m Down

Loch Lo…, VA
Favorite Great Falls locks (and fugitive waterfall).
Easy

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Loop

1.6 mi 2.6 km 51' Up 15.42 m Up 50' Down 15.39 m Down

Potomac, MD

Northern Virginia Hiking

  • 659 Miles 1,060 Kilometers of Trail
  • 30 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 180 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 90 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northern Virginia - 243

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Billy Goat Trail Section A
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD 39 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #2Overlook Cliff Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Brunswick, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Brunswick, MD 27 
1.3 mi 2.1 km #3River Trail
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
Intermediate
Great Falls, VA 18 
40.3 mi 64.9 km #4Cross County Trail (CCT)
Easy/Intermediate
Occoquan, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Occoquan, VA 11 
0.3 mi 0.4 km #5Olmsted Island Bridges
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
2.6 mi 4.2 km #6First Day at Chancellorsville Trail
Intermediate
Spotsylvania, VA
Intermediate
Spotsylvania, VA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #7Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate
McLean, VA
Easy/Intermediate
McLean, VA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Walney Road Trail
Easy
Chantilly, VA
Easy
Chantilly, VA
2.8 mi 4.5 km #9Crow's Nest Point Trail
Intermediate
Passapatanzy, VA
Intermediate
Passapatanzy, VA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #10Giles Run
Easy/Intermediate
Lorton, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Lorton, VA

Photos of Northern Virginia - 336

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A great night at Huntley Meadows for wildlife and landscape photography
Sep 13, 2019 near Hybla V…, VA
A colorful Huntley Meadows evening
Sep 13, 2019 near Hybla V…, VA
Great Falls is truly a magnificent place to hike or run.
Dec 28, 2014 near Great F…, VA
Great Falls panorama
Dec 28, 2014 near Great F…, VA
Crossing the creek
Oct 23, 2020 near Lovetts…, VA
Farmstead Loop
Oct 23, 2020 near Lovetts…, VA
Beautiful! Moss covered tree base and rock
Jul 19, 2017 near Haymarket, VA
Bumblebees on Milkweed in open field
Jul 19, 2017 near Haymarket, VA