Bull Run-Occoquan Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is within Fountainhead Regional Park. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 221 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,832 feet. The Fountainhead Parking Lot parking is near the trailhead. There are also informations and a cemetery.
Bull Run-Occoquan Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"The 18-mile trail winds through four adjoining parks in south western Fairfax County, Virginia, providing a picturesque hike. The 5-mile stretch described here, starting at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, is one of the prettiest sections as it runs close to the Occoquan Reservoir.
Located about 25 miles southwest of the city, the trail is the only one in the area on which you can hike in roughly the same direction for 18 miles in a rural setting. That will take you from Bull Run Regional Park to Fountainhead Regional Park. For a shorter hike, you can do an out-and-back hike from any of the four parks along the way."
--Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper , 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Traveling through a swath of rural land in the Bull Run and Occoquan watersheds, Bull Run–Occoquan Trail can seem as remote in places as the Appalachian Trail."
--Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz, AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C. (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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