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Burke Lake Trail

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Length


4.4 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


72' 22 m

Ascent

-73' -22 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

340' 104 m

High

315' 96 m

Low

Shared By Peter Magnuson

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Muddy: Muddy from recent rains History

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One of the best hikes in Northern Virginia.

Peter Magnuson

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

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.

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 11, 2018
Aleksandras Nakutis
Oct 20, 2018
Thomas Power
4.7 mile loop around the lake. Mostly an easy and wide dirt path that's good for jogging/walking. Park is run by Fairfax County. 4.7mi — 1h 15m
Oct 15, 2018
Emily Comerford
Slightly muddy but beautiful trail with great views. 5.8mi
Sep 22, 2018
Christopher Briggs
Distance calculated by Strava. Well maintained trail with a few mud holes due to recent rain. 4.7mi
Aug 5, 2018
Kristine S
4.9mi
Nov 18, 2017
Tashia McCarty
Jul 16, 2017
A Covington
Jul 1, 2017
Jessica Darago
4.4mi

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  4.2 from 20 votes

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#516

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