Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"With more than a dozen hiking trails totaling 20 miles among rolling hills and frontage along Goose Creek, Banshee Reeks is Loudoun County’s only nature preserve. Most of the trails are short and can be combined to create a loop. The 775-acre nature preserve is run by volunteers and owned by the Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services. It is located in the Piedmont region of Virginia.

This 3.6-mile hike is easy, with a variety of scenery. You can create a shorter or a longer hike depending on your interest and ability. From the visitor center, start by turning left onto the gravel road. Take only pictures and leave only footprints. The preserve allows leashed
dogs, but horses and bikes are not permitted."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond (The Mountaineers Books)
Jennifer Chambers
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"Nestled in the rolling meadows and forests just south of the town of Leesburg, quiet and unknown Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve has 725 acres and offers 20 miles of hiker-only trails. The hike passes through sunny meadows and shady hardwood forests. The preserve is open to visitors only on weekends and offers a primitive campground available with special permission for groups." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
3.6 miles
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Year-round, but best in spring and fall
Swimming, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
Friends of Banshee Reeks, 703-669-0316, Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services, 703-777-0343,
Local Contacts
Sketch maps in a box in front of visitor center;
Local Maps
Hardwood forests, wetlands, fields, ponds, streams

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Dec 2018