Many people are not big into fitness, but they love to walk. Who can blame them? Walking trails
provide an opportunity to take in the beauty of nature, clear away the stress of the day or even
meet up with friends for some good fun. Prince William County has some of the best trails in
Virginia. Check out these top trails you’ll love to walk.
– The Catharpin Creek Trail System is currently completing a six-foot wide wood chip trail
that will begin in Silver Lake Park to the east and end at James Long Park to the west. In the
future, the system plans on integrating Conway Robinson State Park and Manassas National
Battlefield. The system will include premier hiking and equestrian friendly paths along
Catharpin Creek. Prince William County obtained a number of easements along the trail
system that will be built over the next several years to connect the corridor.
– The Broad Run Scenic Trail is a seven-mile walking and biking trail planned to connect
communities along the Broad Run and Linton Hall Road area. Currently, three and a half
miles of the seven miles have been finished for the area to enjoy. Additional sections promise
connections to historic sites and the natural beauty of the County.
– James S. Long Regional Park Trail System is a pedestrian and equestrian-friendly natural
surface trail system covering for miles around the perimeter of the park and Catharpin Creek.
The trail system gives a great view of the creek or people watching along the many sports
– Silver Lake Park Trails cover four miles of trails for both hikers and equestrians. The trails
are a multiuse dream for those that like to hike and picnic or hike and fish. The paths skirt the
lake, cemetery and several picnic areas with tables and inset grills. The lake offers fishing for
Largemouth Bass or Bluegill.
– Nokesville Park includes 2 miles of natural surface trails skirting the edge of the park and
well as looping by the sports fields. The trails are bicycle, equestrian and pedestrian friendly
and allow for some wonderful nature observation.
– Ben Lomond Park includes an intimate trail system that runs along the Bull Run Creek with
several spurs leading to other areas of the park. The trail has stonedust and natural surfaces
for both hikers and bicyclists.
– George Hellwig Memorial Park is a sports complex style park with a one mile stonedust
looped trail that flows through the natural beauty of the park. Fitness stations are located
along the trails, keeping with the fitness theme of the park.
The fall is a great time to try out any of these great trails and enjoy the crisp air. You can also
visit the Prince William County website for information on other trails in our area. If you have
questions about other good reasons to live and play in our community, contact the Colgan Realty
Team. We’d love to tell you more!
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris
was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a
member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of
all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top
500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.