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Equestrian Trails                             Saddle up your horse and walk, trot or canter along one of the many wooded equestrian trails in the county.

The following list of bridle paths within Fairfax County are currently available for public use. Many of these trails are not well marked and become overgrown at intervals, particularily during late spring and summer. Some areas may not be suitable for riding during wet weather. While searching for public trails, please respect the rights of property owners and other trail users you may encounter.

Equestrian use is prohibited in the vicinity of all Fairfax County Park Authority playing fields, picnic areas, concession stands, recreation buildings and other facilities not specified for equestrian use.

The Frying Pan Farm Park offers a multi-faceted equestrian center located in Herndon Virginia. The center holds a variety of events, as well as stabling and schooling options. Whether you're looking to bring your horse to a new place to school for the day, compete in one of our rated shows or a facility to hold your next show, Frying Pan Farm Park Equestrian Center provides an exceptional experience.

The Turner Farm in Great Falls, Virginia includes almost 40 acres of open fields enclosed by perimeter fencing and is open for general riding.  Use of the equestrian facilities is free, and reservations are not required. The facilities are available from dawn to dusk daily. Turner Farm Park does not have horses for rent; you need to bring your own.

The Park Authority does not rent out horses.

Major Equestrian Trails

CLARKS CROSSING
ADDRESS: 9850 Clarks Crossing Rd., Vienna
ACRES: 143.74
Approximately 3.2 miles of trails wind through the park to join the W & OD Trail. Contact the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority at 703-352-5900 for more information on the W & OD Trail

COLVIN RUN STREAM VALLEY (rails to river trail)
ADDRESS: Hunter Mill Road / Route 7
ACRES: 70.90
Approximately 3 miles of natural surface/stonedust trail between Hunter Mill Road and Leesburg Pike

DIFFICULT RUN STREAM VALLEY (CCT)
ADDRESS: Miller Heights Road / Georgetown Pike
ACRES: 864.75
Approximately 14 miles of mostly natural surface trail along the Difficult Run Creek between Miller Heights Road and Georgetown Pike

FRED CRABTREE
ADDRESS: 2801 Fox Mill Rd. , Herndon
ACRES: 208.52
Approximately 2 miles of natural surface trails

FRYING PAN PARK
ADDRESS: 2717 West Ox Rd., Herndon
ACRES: 102.90
Approximately 23 acres of fields and forest for cross-country riding. Two outdoor show rings and an indoor activities center for year-round use

LAKE FAIRFAX PARK (rails to river trail)
ADDRESS: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston
ACRES: 478.99
Approximately 1 mile of natural surface trail

LAUREL HILL
ADDRESS: 9500 Furnace Road, Lorton
Laurel Hill Equestrian Area Shared-use Trails Map

RIVERBEND PARK
ADDRESS: 8700 Potomac Hills St., Great Falls
ACRES: 409.68 Access to river, PHNST, and some internal trails

THE TURNER FARM
ADDRESS: 925 Springdale Road, Great Falls
ACRES: 52.41
Parking, trails, novice cross-country course, arena, pony pen

Nature Trails

ACCOTINK STREAM VALLEY (CCT)
ADDRESS: Pickett Road/Arlington Blvd/Fairfax County Parkway
ACRES: 701.84

ANNANDALE
ADDRESS: 4030 Hummer Rd., Annandale
ACRES: 50.27

BACKLICK
ADDRESS: 4516 Backlick Rd., Annandale
ACRES: 8.96

BAILEY'S
ADDRESS: 3414 Glen Carlyn Dr., Falls Church
ACRES: 2.23

BULL NECK STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: 8001 Old Dominion Dr., McLean
ACRES: 15.96

BURKE LAKE
ADDRESS: 7315 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station
ACRES: 883.39

CARDINAL FOREST
ADDRESS: 6121 Roxbury Ave., Springfield
ACRES: 15.62

CUB RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: 14901 Lee Hwy., Centreville
ACRES: 816.8

DIFFICULT RUN STREAM VALLEY (CCT)
ADDRESS: Miller Heights Road / Georgetown Pike
ACRES: 864.75

ELLANOR C. LAWRENCE
ADDRESS: 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly
ACRES: 623.53

FOLLYLICK STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Herndon Town Line / Sugarland Run
ACRES: 26.64

FOXSTONE
ADDRESS: 1910 Creek Crossing Rd., Vienna
ACRES: 14.42

FRED CRABTREE
ADDRESS: 2801 Fox Mill Rd., Herndon
ACRES: 208.52

FROG BRANCH STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Lee's Corner Rd / Stringfellow Road
ACRES: 51.24

GREEN SPRING GARDENS
ADDRESS: 4601 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria
ACRES: 28.41

HIDDEN POND
ADDRESS: 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield
ACRES: 25.60

HOLMES RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Annandale Road / Sprucedale Drive, Columbia Pike / City of Alexandria
ACRES: 200.59

HUNTLEY MEADOWS
ADDRESS: 3701 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria
ACRES: 1,425.47

LITTLE PIMMIT RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Old Chesterbrook Rd., McLean
ACRES: 16.58

LONG BRANCH STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Olley Lane / Wakefield Chapel Rd.
ACRES: 168.11

MARIE BUTLER LEVEN PRESERVE
ADDRESS: 1501 Kirby Rd., McLean
ACRES: 20.57

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

MT. VERNON DISTRICT
ADDRESS: 2017 Belle View Blvd., Alexandria
ACRES: 87.81

NOTTOWAY
ADDRESS: 9537 Courthouse Rd., Vienna
ACRES: 84.11

PIMMIT RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: 1840 Olney Road / Pimmit Bend Park
ACRES: 65.36

POHICK STREAM VALLEY (CCT)
ADDRESS: Fairfax County Parkway / Pohick Road
ACRES: 764.42

ROCKY RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park / Fairfax County Parkway
ACRES: 269.4

RIVERBEND
ADDRESS: 8700 Potomac Hill St., Great Falls
ACRES: 409.68

SCOTTS RUN NATURE PRESERVE
ADDRESS: 7400 Georgetown Pk., McLean
ACRES: 384.28

SOUTH RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Burke Lake Park/South Run Road
ACRES: 340.04

SUGARLAND RUN STREAM VALLEY
ADDRESS: Sugarland Road / W&OD Trail
ACRES: 207.06

TAMARACK
ADDRESS: 1850 Horseback Tr., Vienna
ACRES: 20.85


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