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Lord Fairfax Community College TrailLord Fairfax Community College Connector Trail
The LFCC Connector Trail, a 1/3 mile ADA accessible crushed stone trail meanders around a pond and wildlife area and eventually meets the Stafford Farm Trail. The trail is mainly flat and is suitable for walking, jogging, or biking. The trail can be found at the far corner of the LFCC parking lot, near the red shed. Opened in September 2009, this multi-purpose trail is the first phase of a trail that will connect to the future extension of the Warrenton Branch Greenway. When the Greenway extension is completed these trails will provide a multipurpose trail from the Town of Warrenton to the Community College. Directions from Rt. 29: At the light on the southern end of Warrenton, make the turn away from Warrenton, towards the landfill on Lord Fairfax Road. Take the left to enter the LFCC campus and follow the road all the way around to the far corner of the parking lot.

Stafford Woods Trail

Stafford Trail

The Stafford trail is a natural surface hiking trail that winds roughly 1.1 miles next to corn fields, Turkey Run, and through woods. There are two creek crossings and significant elevation changes. This trail connects the LFCC trail to the Stafford Experimental Farm where the Warrenton Branch Greenway will eventually be extended. Parking is available at the farm.
Directions: The trailhead at Stafford Farm can be reached by taking Meetze Road South roughly 1 mile from the Rt 29 interchange. There is a kiosk at the trail head and parking is available just beyond the kiosk. The trail can also be reached at the end of the LFCC trail.

Silver Cup Trail

Silver Cup Trail
This trail connects the Silver Cup subdivision to the Timberfence Parkway trail (HOA maintained) across from the Rady Park trail. The paved trail can add almost ¼ mile (or ½ mile round trip) to a person’s walk, run, or bike from the park. It runs parallel to Bear Wallow Road and ends just shy of Foxview Drive.
Directions: Parking is available at Rady Park and the trail can be reached by walking/riding the trail that crosses Bear Wallow Road. After crossing, the Silver Cup Trail turns right and follows Bear Wallow Road North. Warrenton Branch Greenway



Warrenton Branch Greenway TrailWarrenton Branch Greenway
This greenway is the centerpiece of Fauquier County’s trail system. Currently, it runs almost 1 ½ miles in between the center of Old Town Warrenton and Old Meetze Road. It provides a relatively flat paved surface great for joggers, walkers, or bikers and is ADA accessible. The trail crosses two bridges and passes an uncovered old railroad turntable. A short section of rail line has been installed by the Piedmont Railroaders for the retired caboose, that was donated by the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Painstakingly restored by the Piedmont Railroaders, it is indeed a major focal point for this facility. Benches and dog waste stations are available along the trail and a bike rack is located at the 4th Street parking lot for convenient shopping trips in Old Town.
The Warrenton Branch Greenway was the only trail in Virginia to be designated a National Recreation Trail in 2012. More information about the National Recreation Trail System can be found at the National Recreation Trail website.
Directions: Parking and trailheads are located at both ends of the Greenway. The Old Town Warrenton trailhead is located at the end of South 4th Street and the Old Meetze trailhead can be reached by taking Meetze Road Southeast and turning on Old Meetze Road. The parking lot is at the end of the road.

White’s Mill Trail White’s Mill Trail
White’s Mill Trail is a new trail within the 70 acre stream valley park near Warrenton open for biking, hiking and wildlife observation. The trail winds along the constructed wetlands bordering Cedar Run. In a September 2008 Bio-Blitz, 35 different species of birds were counted, and 55 types of shrubs/trees 10 types of insects and 55 different types of flowers, grasses and ground covers were observed. The trail is paved, has multiple bridges, and covers approximately 1.25 miles. The trail is like a "t" as opposed to a loop. Map
Directions: Parking is planned for the future. In the meantime you can access by parking in cul-de-sac just beyond Nuevo Motel (previously Comfort Inn)off of Route 29 north of Warrenton, trail entrance is just down the gravel road (please do not park along gravel road as it is a private street).



Woods at Warrenton (design)
This trail in development will add roughly ½ miles of paved trail to the planned loop trail around the Town of Warrenton. It will connect to the White’s Mill trail at Academy Hill Extended Road and to the planned trails of Warrenton Chase. The trail will also connect to an interpretive nature trail along the constructed wetlands and flood plain. A safe crossing will be established between Woods at Warrenton and White’s Mill Trail.
Directions: Take Walker Drive to Academy Hill Road Extended. Follow Academy Hill Road Extended over Route 29 until it dead ends. Parking lot will be available when the trail is completed.

Northern Fauquier Community Park Trail

Northern Fauquier Community Park Trail
This new addition to the Parks and Rec Department boasts a 1.75 mile trail that passes ball fields, 3 playgrounds, lake, shelters, and an amphitheater. The trail meanders through native plant landscaped beds and forms a rough figure 8 that covers a majority of the park land. This is a great choice for new bike riders, walkers, and joggers and is ADA accessible. Come out and enjoy the stunning stone work and amazing facilities! There is ample parking at multiple points and restrooms. A connector trail to Coleman Elementary School has recently been completed.
Directions: The park entrance is located on John Marshall Highway (Rt 55) between Zulla/Belvoir Rd and Whiting Road just east of Marshall.

Four Seasons Nature Trail at Crockett Park



Four Seasons Nature Trail at Crockett Park
The FSNT is comprised of three loops that allow for short, medium, or long hikes totaling approximately 1 mile. The terrain is packed earth and mulch and crosses multiple bridges. This trail meanders through a mature forest area adjacent to the lake and serves as an advanced cross –country ski trail. Lake views are abundant in the winter. Map.
Directions: The park is located off of Meetze Road between Route 28 and Balls Mill Road on Rogues Road South. Rogues Road will dead end at the park entrance where ample parking is available.





Bluebird Cross Country Trail at Crockett Park
The BCCT is mostly open, following the shoreline, crossing the dam, and looping around the spillway. The trail is approximately 1.5 miles and serves as an intermediate cross country ski trail.
Directions: The park is located off of Meetze Road between Route 28 and Balls Mill Road on Rogues Road South. Rogues Road will dead end at the park entrance where ample parking is available.

Picnic Area Loop Trail at Crockett Park


Picnic Area Loop Trail at Crockett Park
The PAL trail is a paved/pea gravel path looping around the shelters and playgrounds. This path is approximately .6 miles long and makes a great walking path for parents with all-terrain strollers and serves as a beginner cross country ski trail.
Directions: The park is located off of Meetze Road between Route 28 and Balls Mill Road on Rogues Road South. Rogues Road will dead end at the park entrance where ample parking is available.



Cedar Lee Middle School Trail (Planning)
Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department recently submitted a request for a Safe Routes to School grant for CLMS to implement biker/ walker safety measures including the construction of a shared use path to multiple neighborhoods surrounding the school. Paths along Schoolhouse Road, under the Route 17 bridge (next to the railroad tracks) and Torrie Way will connect CLMS to subdivisons, the library, and shopping centers. Sidewalks will also be repaired and be ADA compliant.

John Marshall Birthplace Trail

John Marshall Birthplace Trail
The park’s half mile trail meanders along a stream that flows between two working farms. The signature attraction, an historic monument and plaza dedicated to John Marshall, can be found at the end of the trail. Described as “majestic” by some, the monument is a pleasant unexpected destination after an easy stroll along the trail. A shelter with a picnic table built by an Eagle Scout offers a nice resting or picnicking spot by the monument.
The grass walking trail can be reached just beyond the parking area. Interpretive signage has been placed near the parking area as well as picnic tables and grills.
Directions: The trailhead and parking lot are on Rt. 649 Germantown Road. From Route 28 in between Meetze Road and Route 17, take Germantown Road South for approximately ½ mile.



Monroe Bridge



Monroe Park
Monroe Park has a ¼ mile paved ADA accessible trail that loops around the open space passing the playground, baseball field, and picnic shelter. Children will get a kick out of the quaint bridge. The trail crosses the parking lot and leads to the Gold Mining Museum.
Directions: Located off of Route 17 South near Goldvein. Take Route 615 South and the park will be on your left (Gold Dust Parkway). Parking is immediately inside the entrance.





Riverton Trail
Riverton
This ¼ mile paved trail meanders through a constructed wetland behind the Riverton subdivision in Remington. The trail has three bridges, one with a short span of boardwalk, that offer different textures and elevations. This trail does have some steep inclines. Plans to connect to neighboring subdivisions and to the Town of Remington via VDOT sidewalks along Tin Pot Run are in the works. Map.
Directions: From Main Street in Remington, take 651 (Main Street) across the railroad tracks and immediately turn left on Tin Pot Run. The trailhead is about ½ mile down the road inside the Riverton subdivision on the left.



Lake Whippoorwill Trail



Whippoorwill Trail
This 1/3 mile long paved trail starts at the PB Smith Elementary School property line on Route 605 and turns into the Lake Whippoorwill subdivision. The vast wildlife corridor on one side of the trail and the gentle slopes and modest turns add interest to this trail.
Directions: The trailhead can be found just beyond PB Smith Elementary School on Route 605.



Brookside Trail



Brookside Trail
The first section of paved trail starts at the Brookside Community Center off of Riley Road and follows Brookside Parkway. The ½ mile trail has a short span of boardwalk and connects to neighboring subdivisions. Plans to extend the trail to Vint Hill are underway.



Date Last Modified: 06/17/2013

 
 


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