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Burke Lake Trail

 4.1 (17)

4.4 Miles 7.0 Kilometers


100%

Runnable

72' 22 m

Ascent

-73' -22 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

340' 104 m

High

315' 96 m

Low

Shared By Peter Magnuson

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One of the best runs in Northern Virginia.

Peter Magnuson

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Another great Northern VA lake trail. This is mostly doubletrack with a couple of paved sections near both ends of the lake. It's well maintained and generally not too rocky or rooty. This trail can get extremely busy on a nice weekend so you need to watch for dogs, children and bikes. There is a fitness course along the route, too, if you want to challenge yourself a bit more.

Need to Know

This trail is pretty straight forward--a loop around the lake. In the summer months, there is a snack bar where you can grab a drink. It's near the mini-golf parking lot. This park does host high school cross country races during the season although they don't use the entire trail.

Runner Notes

This trail can be rocky and rooty in places. It is mostly doubletrack, but it is paved in a few places. No climbs make this a flat, quick run.

Description

This trail has it all: dirt sections, paved sections, a campground, boat launch and even a train! This is a popular trail in the area, so it does get crowded on nice weekends. The trail itself winds all the way around the lake. There is a main parking lot to the park, but you can also access the trail from the campground.

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Jul 8, 2018
Jolene K
Nice park. Very easy trails but very busy. $10 admission for non-Fairfax County residents. 4.1mi — 1h 52m
Dec 26, 2017
Erik S
4.4mi — 0h 41m
Jul 27, 2017
Jen O.
4.7mi
May 21, 2017
Jeff Margevich
5.2mi
Jan 24, 2017
Turd Ferguson
Sep 10, 2016
Erica Culbreath

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  4.1 from 17 votes

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