Washington and Old Dominion Trail

Washington & Old Dominion Trail Regional Park, Virginia

Distance44.5mi
Elevation Gain416ft
Trailhead Elevation372ft
Top395ft
Elevation Min/Max207/395ft
Elevation Start/End372/372ft

Washington and Old Dominion Trail

Washington & Old Dominion Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Falls Church City, Loudoun County, Arlington County, and Fairfax County, Virginia. It is within Washington & Old Dominion Regional Park, Benjamin Banneker Park, Raflo Park, Glen Carlyn Park, Washington & Old Dominion Trail Regional Park, Waters And Caffi Fields, Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park, GlenCarlyn Park, Idylwood Park, Bluemont Park, and Bon Air Park. It is 44.5 miles long and begins at 372 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 416 feet. The W&OD Trail Parking parking, the Herndon Depot Museum museum, and the W&OD Trail Info information board are near the trailhead. There are also parkings, restrooms, and fountains. Liberty Street Lot, Herndon Municipal Parking Lot, W&OD Trail Parking, Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park, and other parkings, East Falls Church Metro Parking, Community Center, Four Mile Run Park and Ride, Post Office, Community Center, and other parkings, Democracy Parking Garage, Hotel Parking Garage & Valet, and other parkings, the Friedman House museum, Park Ranger Station and other restroom, Vienna Memorial Fountain and other fountains, the Freeman House Historic Site (elevation 354 feet) attraction, the Park-and-Ride and Park-and-Ride parkings, the Luck Stone Quarry Overlook viewpoint, Sparrow Pond Overlook, Bluemont Junction, The Arlington Mill, Barcroft, Ground Hog, and another information board, the Bluemont Park Ranger Station ranger station, the Washington & Old Dominion Caboose tourism, and the Poplar Heights Recreation Association swimming pool can be seen along the trail. There are also woods, trees, shelters, bbqs, grasslands, picnic sites, tree rows, and beaches along the trail. The trail ends near the Washington and Old Dominion Bike Trail MM Zero information board. This trail connects with the following: W&OD Trail, W & O D Trail, W&OD Trail Access, Bluemont Junction Trail, Falls Church City Trail, Custis Trail, Four Mile Run Trail, Custis Trail, W&OD Bridle Trail, Cct and Meadowlark Trail Connector.

Washington & Old Dominion Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Beginning amid the capital’s suburban sprawl, the ever popular W&OD Trail heads west through Virginia’s fabled green countryside, sprinkled with horse farms, pastures, little towns, and burbling creeks. Surface: Asphalt."

Washington & Old Dominion Trail Reviews

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4/13/2006
Stayed in Leesburg and rode on parts of this 3 days in April. Leesburg to Purcellville is nice. Scenic, shaded, gentle uphill. The only negative is that all the scenic farms that line the trail are being subdivided and replaced with big showy houses. So go now, before it's all built up. Development is such a big deal that there is a movement to create a separate county around Pucellville that wil oppose development and keep it more rural. Friendly bike shop at the end of trail in Purcelville, they locked up my bike for me so I could go have lunch. Recommended side trips off the trail: riding Dry Mill Road downhill from Clarkes Gap back to Leesburg. Also leaving trail from Clarkes Gap and riding down to Waterford (narrow road with fast traffic but a nice ride). Waterford is a scenic quaint colonial town. Wanted to take back road to Leesburg but it was dirt so had to retrace. Nice bike shop in Leesburg (cue sheets, local info). The trail east of Leesburg is less scenic like the guide says.
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Washington & Old Dominion Trail Regional Park
Nearby City
Waters And Caffi Fields
Parks
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility
Skating
Additional Use
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
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Sep 2018