2.6 miles
Distance
269 ft
Climb
-117 ft
Descent
00:20:26
Avg time

Rails to River Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lake Fairfax Park
    Reston, Virginia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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 [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    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 bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    151 ft
  • Altitude min
    236 ft
  • Altitude max
    389 ft
  • Altitude start
    237 ft
  • Altitude end
    387 ft
  • Grade
    1.1%
  • Grade max
    -12.4%
  • Grade min
    23.1%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,396 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,169 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:52
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on Aug 19, 2021
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      • 12 miles avg distance
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