Huntley Meadows

Alexandria, Virginia 22306

Huntley Meadows

Huntley Meadows Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Situated in Alexandria south of the beltway, Huntley Meadows provides a 1500-acre green space for hiking and nature watching—especially bird-watching. More than 200 species of birds either migrate through the park or make it their home. Species commonly found in the park include great blue herons, great and snowy egrets, king?shers, and red-winged blackbirds, to name a few.

The park visitor center has restrooms, exhibits about the wetlands and the history of the park, and staff to answer your questions. It also sells a small selection of nature-related children’s books. The hike begins on the Cedar Trail at the front entrance of the visitor center. For 0.3 mile, the Cedar Trail meanders through the forest until it reaches a fork."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C. (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz
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"Huntley Meadows is a 1,400-acre natural oasis in the heart of suburbia, less than a mile from the hustle and bustle of US 1. A prime birding location, it contains a large freshwater marsh that supports more than 200 species." Read more

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Trail Information

Alexandria
Nearby City
1.6
Distance
82 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1-1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Huntley Meadows Park
Local Contacts
Available at the visitor center and on the park’s website
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018