Posts Tagged ‘ Hiking in Virginia ’

Government Island–Stafford, Virginia

November 4, 2012
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Government Island–Stafford, Virginia

Government Island, located just off Highway 1 in Stafford, Virginia, is a small peninsula surrounded by marsh lands on one side and by Aquia Creek on the other.  This peninsula was the quarry location used for much of the sandstone in the White House and the US Capitol buildings in nearby D.C., as well...

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Henry Hill Loop Trail- Manassas Battlefield, Virginia

September 29, 2012
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Henry Hill Loop Trail- Manassas Battlefield, Virginia

  Distance: 1.2 mile loop Difficulty: Easy   The Henry Hill Loop Trail is a historic loop trail beginning at the Visitor’s Center of Manassas National Battlefield Park. The loop begins out the back door of the Visitor Center and Museum. From here, the trail is not a typical hiking trail, but rather an...

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Farms to Forest Loop and Extension–Prince William National Forest

September 21, 2012
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Farms to Forest Loop and Extension–Prince William National Forest

Distance: 2.7 mile loop (1 mile loop along Farms to Forest and 1.7 mile loop along the Farms to Forest Extension). Difficulty: Easy The Farms to Forest Loop and the Farms to Forest Loop extension trail are two trails in Prince William Forest near the Oak Ridge Campground.  This trail gets its name from...

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Piedmont Trail – Prince William Forest

June 8, 2012
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Piedmont Trail – Prince William Forest

Distance: 0.4 mile loop Difficulty: Easy This short, rubberized paving loop carries hikers down a hillside to a viewing platform over a section of open forest . The trail also contains numerous sign posts indicating native animal species as well as identifying certain trees along the trail. Directions:   From I-95: 1. Take exit...

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Mary Bird Branch Trail, Little Run Loop–Prince William Forest Park

June 8, 2012
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Mary Bird Branch Trail, Little Run Loop–Prince William Forest Park

Distance: Mary Bird Branch –0.5 mile one way, Little Run Loop 0.6 loop. Total -1.7 mile loop Difficulty: Mary Bird Branch –Easy, Little Run Loop –Easy to Moderate The Mary Bird Branch Trail and Little Run Loop, together, form a nice loop through the middle section of Prince William Forest.  The Mary Bird Branch...

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Birch Bluff Trail, Laurel Loop Trail–Prince William National Forest Park

June 4, 2012
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Birch Bluff Trail, Laurel Loop Trail–Prince William National Forest Park

Distance: 2.4 mile loop Difficulty: Easy The Birch Bluff Trail in Prince William National Forest is a 1.8 mile hiking loop running alongside Quantico Creek for much of its paths. The trail begins behind the Pine Grove Picnic Center at the Laurel Loop Trailhead. This yellow blazed trail is hiked for approximately 0.3 miles...

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