6 miles
Distance
1,217 ft
Climb
-1,269 ft
Descent
01:06:48
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Fountainhead
    Springfield, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24830 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

This is a physically demanding out-and-back trail noteable for its numerous sharp climbs followed by fast descents. Roots and water bars abound, creating techincal climbs and fun (though brief) downhills. Mountain bikers gained access to this mixed use trail only recently. As such, be respectful of hikers in order to ensure continued bike access.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bull Run Occoquan Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -52 ft
  • Altitude min
    122 ft
  • Altitude max
    296 ft
  • Altitude start
    225 ft
  • Altitude end
    173 ft
  • Grade
    -0.154%
  • Grade max
    -27.411%
  • Grade min
    34.521%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,326 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:48
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Status:
on Feb 23, 2020
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to bull-run-occoquan-trail trailhead (38.724923, -77.330323)
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      Bull Run... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 23, 2020 @ 8:36am
      Feb 23, 2020
      Generally fine, but 1st downhill, Strava - "bomb down to creek", super muddy and dangerous if unexpected compared to rest.
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 10:49am
      Dec 21, 2019
      A few wet spots and a little leafy.
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 11:52am
      Jun 18, 2019
      Pretty muddy in usual areas but definitely not bad enough not to ride
      May 26, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      May 26, 2019
      Mostly dry, but muddy in the dips with decent ruts from the riders the last few days.
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 12:09pm
      Jun 14, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 19 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Sep 16, 2019 @ 8:08am
      Sep 16, 2019
      36 |
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:49am
      Sep 14, 2019
      36 |
      Sep 14, 2019 @ 11:48am
      Sep 14, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag PTyliszczak (Sep 22, 2019 at 6:04)
       While the section close to Fountainhead is certainly a blue trail, the half close to Old Yates Ford Rd is certainly black in spots. It is seen marked as such, even though those markings surprisingly are not on the hardest sections.
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