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Trails are an invaluable resource for any community, whether you are taking leisurely stroll in the park,   connecting with nature or walking to the grocery store.  Local trail access promotes increased physical fitness, a greater understanding of natural and historical resources, opportunities for non-motorized transportation and greater overall quality of life. With this, the Prince William County Department of Parks & Recreation is dedicated to the development of a comprehensive trail system throughout the county that will allow residents to explore and enjoy their community. Below are our trail use guidelines:

  • Trails are open dawn to dusk
  • Pets must remain on a leash and pet waste is to be disposed of properly by pet owners
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited
  • Visitors should follow a "Leave no trace" policy so as not to disturb or pollute our beautiful parks

Trail Planning Documents

  • PWC Comprehensive Plan - Parks, Trails and Open Space Chapter
  • Open Space and Corridor Map


Prince William Trails and Blueways Council
The Prince William County Trails and Blueways Council is an advisory council established by the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors to advise the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Board of County Supervisors in the development of a County-wide trails and blueways system.

Click to visit the Trails and Blueways Council page.

 

Trail System   Distance Use Type
Catharpin Creek Equestrian-friendly path along Catharpin Creek. *Catharpin Creek Trail System in development 9 miles
Potomac Heritage National
Scenic Trail
Natural surface and boardwalk trail along Powell's Creek Watershed and a partially-completed route between Leesylvania State Park and Belmont Bay 8 miles
Broad Run Partially-completed pedestrian and bicycle trail (7 miles planned to connect Broad Run & Linton Hall areas) 3.5 miles
Neabsco Creek Greenway Located in Andrew Leitch Park with five bridges. Trailheads at Princedale Drive and Lindendale Rd. 3.5 miles
George Hellwig Memorial Park Stonedust loop with fitness stations  1 mile
Andrew Leitch Park Stonedust and natural surface trails along the Neabsco Creek    3.5 miles
Ben Lomond Park Stonedust and natural surface trail along the Bull Run    2 miles
Nokesville Park Equestrian-friendly natural surface trails .  2 miles
James Long Park

Equestrian-friendly natural surface trails over wooded, hilly terrain along the Catharpin Creek.  Great opportunity to view one of our stream bank mitigation areas.

4 miles
Silver Lake Park

Equestrian-friendly natural surface trails through forested areas and open meadow around a 20-acre lake.

 4 miles
Veterans Park Stonedust trail along wetlands and the Occoquan Bay. Connecting path to Marumsco Acre Lake.  .5 mile
Chinn Aquatics & Fitness Center Asphalt trail   1 mile
Locust Shade Park Nature trails and stonedust fitness trails through wooded, hilly terrain.  Great opportunity to view one of our stream bank mitigation areas.  4 miles

Lake Ridge Park

A variety of stonedust and natural surface trails with some views of the Occoquan Reservoir.  1.5 miles