Bull Run-Occoquan Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,531' 467 m
Descent: -1,467' -447 m
High: 294' 90 m
Low: 125' 38 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A nicely maintained long distance trail between Bull Run Regional Park and Fountainhead Regional Park.”— Jeffrey Edmonds
Expect a good amount of ups and downs with a total of over 1,500' of elevation gain through the entire trail. It can be rund in either direction, with the higher sections to the south and lower sections in the north and middle. Passing through a couple parks, there are a few access points but not too many which adds to the remote feeling of this stretch of trail.
Given the proximity to Bull Run and its joining creeks, sections of the trail can be pretty muddy especially if it has rained recently. There are also sections of rocky tread that require careful footing, especially for folks moving quickly along the trail.
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Land Manager: Northern Virginia Regional Parks