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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

(54) Great F…, VA
gem Favorite sunrise

Scott's Run Waterfall

(13) McLean, VA
gem Favorite Stone epitaph.

Portici Cemetery

(1) Sudley, VA

Recommended Routes in Northern Virginia - 32

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Favorite Great Falls panorama
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Lots of blackberry bushes in bloom
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Great Blue Heron
Easy/Intermediate 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
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Favorite Henry Hill -- Manassas National Battlefield Park
Intermediate 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
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Favorite View during winter.
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Henry Hill -- Manassas National Battlefield Park
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Second Battle of Manassas Trail

6.7 mi 10.8 km 282' Up 85.91 m Up 282' Down 86.03 m Down

Bull Run, VA
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Favorite Foggy Lake Mercer on a warm, January day.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

South Run - Mercer Lake Loop Route

4.3 mi 6.9 km 165' Up 50.27 m Up 165' Down 50.42 m Down

Burke, VA
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Favorite End of Ridgeline Trail overlooking the Quarry.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sunshine Quarry Loop

6.1 mi 9.9 km 485' Up 147.96 m Up 486' Down 148.07 m Down

Falmouth, VA
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Favorite Eagle nest in the trees to the left, eagles were gliding due to the stiff breeze off of the river.
Intermediate Intermediate

Caledon West Side to the Marsh

7.1 mi 11.5 km 640' Up 194.96 m Up 641' Down 195.36 m Down

Dahlgren, VA
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Northern Virginia Hiking

  • 587 Miles 945 Kilometers of Trail
  • 32 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 238 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 199 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northern Virginia - 408

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1River Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Great Falls, VA 21 
46.3 mi 74.5 km #2W&OD Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Baileys Crossroads, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Baileys Crossroads, VA 15 
40.3 mi 64.9 km #3Cross County Trail (CCT)
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Occoquan, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Occoquan, VA 11 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #4Cedar Mountain Battlefield Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Merrimac, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Merrimac, VA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #5Giles Run
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Lorton, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Lorton, VA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
McLean, VA
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
McLean, VA
2.6 mi 4.2 km #7First Day at Chancellorsville Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Spotsylvania, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Spotsylvania, VA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Walney Road Trail
Easy Easy
Chantilly, VA
Easy Easy
Chantilly, VA
2.4 mi 3.8 km #9Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Falmouth, VA
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Falmouth, VA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Boykin's Landing Crows Nest
Intermediate Intermediate
Passapatanzy, VA
Intermediate Intermediate
Passapatanzy, VA

Photos of Northern Virginia - 388

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Great Falls panorama
Dec 28, 2014 near Great F…, VA
The rocky, cliff-top nature of River Trail.
Dec 28, 2014 near Great F…, VA
Beautiful views of the Potomac can be had from River Trail.
Dec 28, 2014 near Great F…, VA
Great Falls is truly a magnificent place to hike or run.
Dec 28, 2014 near Great F…, VA
Bumblebees on Milkweed in open field
Jul 19, 2017 near Haymarket, VA
Beautiful! Moss covered tree base and rock
Jul 19, 2017 near Haymarket, VA
A colorful Huntley Meadows evening
Sep 13, 2019 near Hybla V…, VA
A great night at Huntley Meadows for wildlife and landscape photography
Sep 13, 2019 near Hybla V…, VA
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