2.7 miles
Distance
279 ft
Climb
-125 ft
Descent
00:21:21
Avg time

Rails to River Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lake Fairfax Park
    Reston, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #54907 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 20 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Fairfax County Park Authority

Rails to River starts near the Reston SkateQuest parking lot and crosses the entirety of Lake Fairfax Park, making its way down to Hunter Mill Road. It is the most beginner-friendly trail in the park and serves as an important connector/climb trail.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.

Occasional steep/narrow pitch. Awkward creek crossing.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rails to River multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    152 ft
  • Altitude min
    235 ft
  • Altitude max
    389 ft
  • Altitude start
    235 ft
  • Altitude end
    387 ft
  • Grade
    1.1%
  • Grade max
    -9.8%
  • Grade min
    23.1%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,261 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,442 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:06
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on Feb 5, 2024
Variable
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      Rails to River Trail Reports

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      Feb 5, 2024 @ 4:36pm
      Feb 5, 2024
      mostly dry
      Feb 2, 2024 @ 12:52pm
      Feb 2, 2024
      Mostly dry. Downed tree and some horse poop
      Oct 15, 2023 @ 4:53am
      Oct 15, 2023
      Tree down across trail at wagon wheel connector. About 4ft high.
      Mar 15, 2023 @ 4:12pm
      Mar 15, 2023
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Tree down near Bucksnort trail.
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 12:45pm
      Feb 5, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 141 rides
      • Last: May 25, 2024

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      Lake Fairfax Park MTB | Reston, VA | Backside...
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