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Bull Run - Occoquan Trail

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Spring is in the air

Ready for a springtime walk through a gorgeous area ? Breathe in that fresh air and see some... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Deb S
Clifton, Virginia
A great casual hike with history

Have hiked each of the sections at different times, enjoyed each one. Very peaceful despite the... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
Westerville, Ohio
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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13220 Yates Ford Rd, Clifton, VA 20124-1812
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Ready for a springtime walk through a gorgeous area ? Breathe in that fresh air and see some beautiful plants and flowers in spring bloom. This is a great place to go for a romantic walk with your honey or take a picnic and sit...More

Thank Deb S
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Have hiked each of the sections at different times, enjoyed each one. Very peaceful despite the suburban location, no real crowds, esp. mornings/weekdays. Well maintained, would be good for beginning hikers. Portion along Bull Run is the most scenic.

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Reviewed August 17, 2017

We have hiked it twice. It goes from Bull Run Park to Fountainhead Park, approximately 18 miles one way, and particularly enjoy the path that runs along Bull Run, but all of it is interesting and well maintained.

Thank hikersclift0n
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

A bit of a stoner downhill to start with that in wet weather could be a bit muddy but once down the path follows the river. Very pretty with masses of photo opportunities, loads of wildlife. We saw snakes (non venomous) tortoise, butterflies and birds....More

Thank D P
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Disclaimer: our difficulties here were our fault, not the fault of the park! We had a really lovely time at this park until we missed the yellow blaze trail we were looking for and hiked an extra mile out of the way. If you're following...More

1  Thank Browniesgirl
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Took advantage of the sunny day (after many days of rain) and hiked the Bull-Run Trail at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park in Clifton, VA. There is parking in a lot near the trail head. However, since it was a beautiful sunny day and mother’s day,...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

AMAZING! We have enjoyed kayaking this water trail. Day 1-mile 28 bridge to bull run Marina, first five miles have fun Rapids 1/2 class, last five miles wide and flat. Today we paddled bull run Marina to fountainhead, very wide and flat opening into reservoir...More

2  Thank foemmel
Reviewed March 27, 2016

Very pleasant walk in the heart of a metro area. We followed the blue trail and found history, lots of little streams and walked a good distance along the Bull Run creek. It was pretty busy with a good number of dogs on leashes. A...More

Thank Yorkiemom19
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Clifton’s “Best Kept Secret” is along its southern most border. Running almost 18 miles long is a series of 5 connecting hiking trails that run from Bull Run Regional Park in the west to Fountainhead Park in the east. Three sections this PATC-maintained trail run...More

3  Thank doublemdoublet
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