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Biking Trails

From paved paths to extreme downhill mountain biking, if you're looking for two-wheeled adventure in Northern Virginia you've come to the right place. Below you can check out some of the best places locals go to get their biking in.

  • W&OD Trail - Often called the skinniest park in Virginia, Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Railroad Regional Park is a paved trail between Shirlington and Purcellville, Virginia and spans Fairfax County east/west. You can cycle anywhere along the 45-mile route which runs through the urban heartland and into the Virginia countryside.


  • Fountainhead Regional Park's Bike Trail Loops - With more than 15 miles of fun trails in the park, this location is a biker's dream. Fountainhead's black diamond biking trail is a fun experience even for the more seasoned mountain bikers. This place is a must visit if you're serious about your next biking adventure.


  • Burke Lake Park Trail - This trail is almost 5 miles long and is made up of a combination of natural trail paths and stonedust.  It offers a great chance to bike around the lake which is a favorite destination of locals during the warmer months.  There is a $5 admission fee to the park if you're not a Fairfax County resident.



  • Laurel Hill Bike Trail - This fun section of the Fairfax County Cross County Trail (CCT) is guides bikers through Lorton while criss crossing sections of woods and fields.

If you want even more Fairfax County biking options you can visit our main biking page here, get a comprehensive Fairfax County biking map here, or visit the Ride & Shine Bicycling Trailblazing Women YouTube Channel for regional adventures.  Let us know how your trip goes by tagging us in your social media or by using the hashtag #FXVA.  Happy biking!