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Reston Loop

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Length


9.6 Miles 15.4 Kilometers


308' 94 m

Ascent

-307' -94 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

392' 120 m

High

190' 58 m

Low

Shared By Chris Kroehler

Conditions


All Clear 12 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud, Fallen Trees History

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A tour of the Lake Fairfax Park using the W&OD Trail, the Cross County Trail, and the Rails to River Trail.

Chris Kroehler

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek

Overview

A great hike with rolling MTB trails at Lake Fairfax Park, natural/horse trail that runs beside W&OD, and mostly flat singletracks on CCT with a short segment on paved trail. There are opportunities to add on miles in Lake Fairfax Park. There is a stream crossing with stone steps on CCT.
Lake Fairfax has seasonal closures. For more information, visit the park's < ahref="http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/">website.

Description

This is a trail loop utilizing a few different trails in Fairfax. There are multiple ways to get onto the loop. Lake Fairfax has plenty of parking and bathroom facilities.

The W&OD Trail is obviously marked and very easy to follow, but watch when to turn off to get on the Cross Country Trail (CCT). You'll take the CCT until it meets up with the Rails to River Trail near the Leesburg Pike.

The Cross County Trail (CCT) and Colvin Run Trail are both marked, but it helps a lot to familiarize yourself with the map.

Once in Lake Fairfax Park, there are signs with trail maps at different places.

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  3.6 from 10 votes

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