Bike Trails

Promote Your Sport by Following these Guidelines

Biking through natural areas is exciting but the impact on the ecological and historical sites can be severe. Artifacts from Indian and Civil War camps, mills and old transportation sites are frequently damaged when disturbed by human activities. Most of these locations are not identified. Damage from erosion, disturbance to wildlife and destruction of rare and native vegetation can have long-term environmental effects. The Park Authority's stewardship responsibility is to protect and manage these cultural and natural resources. We need your help and participation.

  • Don't blaze new trails
    Cutting a fresh path can damage sensitive environmental areas or unmarked historical sites. Steep inclines are particularly susceptible to erosion.
  • Bike only when trails are dry
    Biking on wet trails causes rutting and erosion.
  • Obey all signs
    "No biking" signs are posted in areas especially vulnerable to resource damage.
  • Let the natural terrain stay natural
    Do not construct jumps or otherwise mark the trails.

Share Trails Safely with Others

Many county residents and visitors use the parks. Please be considerate.

  • Bike at a reasonable speed
    Maintain control of your bike at all times
  • Yield the right-of-way
  • Announce your intention to pass
    Pass on your left when approaching other trail users moving at a slower speed.
  • When approaching horses
    Dismount and walk your bike. Horses can bolt when frightened.

Protect Yourself

  • Wear a helmet
  • Know your limits
    Don't ride beyond your abilities

Major Bicycle Trails

  • BURKE LAKE PARK TRAIL
    Lakeside trail, natural surface and stonedust. Park entrance fee of $5 charged non-Fairfax County residents on weekends and holidays, March-November. Connects to South Run Stream Valley trail. Call 703-323-6601 for information - total distance 4.6 miles
  • ACCOTINK CREEK TRAIL (CCT)
    Stream valley trail, stonedust and asphalt from Thaiss Park off Pickett Road in the City of Fairfax to King Arthur Road, then accessible asphalt from King Arthur Road to the north end of Wakefield/Americana Park south of Route 236 (see below for additional mileage) - includes Eakin Community Park - total distance 4.3 miles
  • WAKEFIELD PARK/LAKE ACCOTINK PARK TRAIL (CCT)
    Natural surface and stonedust trail extending from the north side of Wakefield/Americana Park at Route 236 to the Lake Accotink dam, then accessible asphalt from the dam parking lot to Hunter Village Drive south of Old Keene Mill Road, stonedust south to Fairfax County Parkway. Mountain biking in both parks, night riding in Wakefield. Call Lake Accotink Park (703-569-3464) or Wakefield Park (703-321-7081) for information - total distance 6 miles
  • HOLMES RUN TRAIL
    Stream valley trail, stonedust and asphalt. From Annandale Road (at the end of Hockett Street) to Sprucedale Drive (near Sleepy Hollow Road) and asphalt from Columbia Pike to the City of Alexandria - includes Valleycrest Park , Roundtree Park - total distance 2.4 miles
  • LONG BRANCH TRAIL
    Stream valley trail, stonedust. From Braddock Road at Wakefield Chapel Road to Olley Lane - includes Canterbury Woods Park, Rutherford Park - total distance 2.75 miles
  • SUGARLAND RUN TRAIL
    Stream valley trail network, asphalt. From Sugarland Road or Dranesville Road south to Runneymede Park then connecting to the W&OD trail - total distance on main trail to Town of Herndon line 3 miles, [side trails provide an additional 3 miles, connecting trail (Town of Herndon) to W&OD an additional .75 miles]
  • SOUTH RUN TRAIL
    Stream valley trail, asphalt. From Burke Lake Dam south, crossing under Lee Chapel Road, to South Run District Park and RECenter and on to Rushing Creek Drive. A very short on-road section connects from Rushing Creek Drive to asphalt trail along Pohick Road and on to Laurel Hill Greenway (see below) - total distance to Rushing Creek Drive 4 miles, [Rushing Creek to connection to CCT an additional .4 miles]
  • CUB RUN TRAIL - NORTH
    Stream valley trail network, asphalt. From Route 29 north to Honsena Drive - total mileage 5 miles
  • CUB RUN TRAIL - SOUTH
    Stream valley trail network, asphalt. From Route 29 south to Compton Road - total mileage 2.5 miles
  • LAUREL HILL GREENWAY (CCT)
    Asphalt and stonedust trail extending from Creekside View Lane to Occoquan Regional Park - total distance 4.5 miles [7 miles of natural surface trail loops for mountain bikes can be accessed from the Greenway trail]
  • ROCKY RUN TRAIL
    Stream valley trail, stonedust. From Walney Road/Cabell's Mill parking lot in E. C. Lawrence Park to Fairfax County Parkway - includes Greenbriar Park - total distance 3.4 miles

Additional Trails

PARK NAME: COUNTRY CLUB VIEW
ADDRESS: 10609 Henrico St., Fairfax
ACRES: 39.05

PARK NAME: DEERLICK
ADDRESS: 6821 Braddock Road, Springfield
ACRES: 19.11

PARK NAME: FAIRFAX VILLA
ADDRESS: 4420 Belden St., Fairfax
ACRES: 58.65

PARK NAME: HOOES ROAD
ADDRESS: 7233 Hooes Road, Springfield
ACRES: 21.43

PARK NAME: HUNTLEY MEADOWS
Biking on the South Kings Highway side only
ADDRESS: South Kings Highway, Alexandria
ACRES: 1,425.47

PARK NAME: HAYCOCK-LONGFELLOW
ADDRESS: 6650 Kirby Ct., Falls Church
ACRES: 23.95

PARK NAME: IDYLWOOD
ADDRESS: 7715 Virginia La., Falls Church
ACRES: 13.84

PARK NAME: LAKESIDE and ROYAL LAKE
ADDRESS:5216 Pommeroy Drive, Fairfax
5344 Gainsborough Drive, Fairfax
ACRES: 58 total

PARK NAME: LOFTRIDGE
ADDRESS: 5549 Janelle St., Alexandria
ACRES: 48.14

PARK NAME: MASON DISTRICT
ADDRESS: 6621 Columbia Pk., Annandale
ACRES: 121.15

PARK NAME: MCLEAN CENTRAL
ADDRESS: 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean
ACRES: 25.57

PARK NAME: POHICK STREAM VALLEY
Burke VRE section, portions of CCT
ADDRESS: Burke VRE area, Fairfax County Parkway /Creekside View Lane

PARK NAME: ROLLING VALLEY WEST
ADDRESS: 6512 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke
ACRES: 20.69

PARK NAME: SPRING HILL
ADDRESS: 1239 Spring Hill Rd., McLean
ACRES: 21.68

PARK NAME: TURKEYCOCK RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Edsall Road

PARK NAME: WOLF TRAILS
Connect to: Wolf Trap Stream Valley
ADDRESS: 9328 Old Courthouse Rd., Vienna
ACRES: 11.07

 

 

 

 

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