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Reston Loop

 9 votes

Length

9.6 Miles 15.4 Kilometers

100%

Runnable

Elevation

308' 94 m

Ascent

-307' -94 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

392' 120 m

High

190' 58 m

Low

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A tour of the Lake Fairfax Park using the W&OD Trail, the Cross County Trail, and the Rails to River Trail.

Chris Kroehler

Overview

Lake Fairfax has seasonal closures. For more information, visit the park's < ahref="http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/lakefairfax/">website.
A great run with rolling MTB trails at Lake Fairfax Park, natural/horse trail that runs beside W&OD, and mostly flat singletracks on CCT with a short segment on paved trail. There are opportunities to add on miles in Lake Fairfax Park. There is a stream crossing with stone steps on CCT.
Features: Fall Colors — Lake — River/Creek

Runner Notes

CCT gets pretty muddy after rain.

Description

This is a trail loop utilizing a few different trails in Fairfax. There are multiple ways to get onto the loop. Lake Fairfax has plenty of parking and bathroom facilities.

The W&OD Trail is obviously marked and very easy to follow, but watch when to turn off to get on the Cross Country Trail (CCT). You'll take the CCT until it meets up with the Rails to River Trail near the Leesburg Pike.

The Cross County Trail (CCT) and Colvin Run Trail are both marked, but it helps a lot to familiarize yourself with the map.

Once in Lake Fairfax Park, there are signs with trail maps at different places.

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Nov 26, 2017
Ryan Groat
Great run in the middle of suburbia. Part of the CCT is muddy and/or rutted but the rest is in good shape. 9mi
Nov 26, 2017
NICOLAS NOUVEL
keeping track of the trail from W&OD well, back to the start is challenging. Trail is not very well-marked 11mi
Aug 19, 2017
Adam K
10mi — 1h 38m
Feb 19, 2017
Lexi Keogh
Oct 22, 2016
Chris Kroehler
I love this loop except for the section on the W&OD trail. It can get windy but there are sections of doubletrack alongside that you can run on too 10mi — 1h 48m

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  3.6 from 9 votes

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