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If You Love to Walk, Walk the Area You Love

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.

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