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Trail

4.0 mile 6.5 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 17' 5 m
Descent: -166' -50 m
High: 191' 58 m
Low: 42' 13 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Peter Magnuson

Follow Holmes Run Creek on this winding trail.

Peter Magnuson

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

Runner Notes

This is a good trail, although not as well maintained in places. Port City Brewery is just off the trail before Ben Brenman Park so look for that. A couple areas feel a bit isolated but you are not far from a major road.

Description

This trail has a little bit of everything--paved trails, crushed stone sections, bridge crossings, residential areas, woods, and more. It links up with the Cameron Run Park Trail and gives you quite an experience through Alexandria, VA. There are plenty of places to stop for a rest, a drink, or to play soccer as you pass through a number of park areas. It basically follows Holmes Run, which fills pretty quickly right after a storm.

This is a good trail to bring the family on as there are a number of places to stop at playgrounds, which could help break up a run for the younger set.

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Apr 30, 2019
Ron Matts
Apr 14, 2016
Phil Claxon
3mi — 30h 19m

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#188

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