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Burke Lake Trail

 16 votes

Length

4.4 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


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Singletrack

Elevation

72' 22 m

Ascent

-73' -22 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

340' 104 m

High

315' 96 m

Low

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One of the best hikes in Northern Virginia.

Peter Magnuson

Overview

Another great Northern VA lake trail. This is mostly doubletrack with a couple of paved sections near both ends of the lake. It's well maintained and generally not too rocky or rooty. This trail can get extremely busy on a nice weekend so you need to watch for dogs, children and bikes. There is a fitness course along the route, too, if you want to challenge yourself a bit more.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Lake — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

This trail is pretty straight forward--a loop around the lake. In the summer months, there is a snack bar where you can grab a drink. It's near the mini-golf parking lot. This park does host high school cross country races during the season although they don't use the entire trail.

Description

This trail has it all: dirt sections, paved sections, a campground, boat launch and even a train! This is a popular trail in the area, so it does get crowded on nice weekends. The trail itself winds all the way around the lake. There is a main parking lot to the park, but you can also access the trail from the campground.

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Nov 18, 2017
Tashia McCarty
Jul 16, 2017
A Covington
Jul 1, 2017
Jessica Darago
4.4mi
Mar 25, 2017
Steve Hill
Jan 18, 2017
Jason Hubbard
Pretty lake views, but not a challenging hike.
Dec 31, 2016
Sam Denenberg
Dec 30, 2016
Caroline Klapper
Nov 26, 2016
Steven Villanueva

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  4.1 from 16 votes

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