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A meandering trail through Lake Fairfax Park connecting the W&OD Trail to the CCT.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Point to Point

381' 116 m

High

195' 59 m

Low

94' 29 m

Up

280' 85 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This trail wanders through Lake Fairfax Park. There are many offshoots and other loops to do inside the park but this is the most direct way between the W&OD Trail and the Cross County Trail. The going is mostly smooth, and there won't be too many obstacles for hikers to overcome, making this a relaxed and pleasant outing. The trail moves mostly through forested terrain, making this a nicely shaded spot for a summer hike.

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Shared By:

Chris Kroehler

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Lake Fairfax Trail.
Mar 30, 2016 near Reston, VA
Tight turns on the trails at Lake Fairfax Park.
Mar 30, 2016 near Reston, VA
Looking Up Rails to River Trail Past the Soccer Fields
Dec 4, 2018 near Reston, VA
Tight turns on the trails at Lake Fairfax Park.
Dec 4, 2018 near Reston, VA
Nicely built berm.
Dec 4, 2018 near Reston, VA
Rocky creek creek crossing
Dec 4, 2018 near Reston, VA

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Jun 6, 2020
Mark Toner
Aug 25, 2019
William Smiley
Lots of bikes, though the high roads had fewer. Winds thru office parks. Not a big fan. 2.8mi
May 29, 2017
Kelly Sparks