Fox Mill District Park - TRAIL

Fox Mill District Park - Trail, Reston, Virginia

Fox Mill District Park has a network of trails that has something for everyone. With several technical ascents/descents and a few switchbacks even the heartiest of mountain bikers will find some challenges at this small park. Despite the small footprint of this park, by the time you have traversed all of the loops and connecting trails you will have ridden approximately four miles. The park is located in Reston, VA between Fox Mill Road and Lawyers Road.

User Reviews (2)

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sir   Weekend Warrior [Aug 01, 2007]

I had fun roaming this random network of trails today, but what this park needs is a more cohesive trail route. There is some nice terrain here, so if the park ever falls under MOREs wings I bet some really nice trails could result. In the meantime, I bet someone could plot out the best route, stick some posts with directional arrows in the ground like the ones at Wakefield, and it would make it a more enjoyable ride.

You can download a map off the park's new web page at http://restonpaths.com/FCrabtreePark/index.htm (it's now Fred Crabtree Park), but the intersections are plentiful so unless you plan on pulling your map out quite often you're better off just roaming until you get lost and then using it when you need to.

If you continue off the top of their map (To Glade Stream Trail) you will wind up near Marker 22 of that trail network. If you are riding the Glades and want to connect to Fred Crabtree just look for the trail next to the green utility boxes near that marker.

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2
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EHPhillips   Cross Country Rider [Mar 28, 2005]

Local trail that doesn't see too much use. This is a park in a residential area that is adjacent to a school. The trail is in pretty good shape for the limited MTB use. Obstacles have not been removed. There are trees to hop and creeks to jump. There are some steeps that locals have cut, but they are mostly chutes. There are some sketchy pit jumps that need some work. The rocky drops have not been hit enough and lines need to be made. Good approach and backsides, but nobody has put the time in. This is great if you live close or you link it up with other local trails.

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I like to link this up from the Glade and Twin Branch. Come into it from Lawyers road and the north side of the park. There are a few ways to ride it, but mostly it is an inner loop and an outer loop. I like to ride the ouside and then loop up the inside. The inner trails are a little more burly that the perimiter loop. I really like this place 'cuz it is in the back yard and I can get a solid hour of single track with no problem. That said, anyone can ride it. You have to work at it to make it difficult. This is a great place to get in shape or take a novice.

Similar Products Used: The Glade, Twin Branch, Difficult Run...there are other...look at Reston, Herndon and Great Falls
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4
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3
Stregone   Weekend Warrior [Sep 25, 2004]

I just rode this trail today with some friends. I wasn't expecting much, but it was pretty nice. It turned out to be alot more intense than anticipated. It is sort of a 'Fountainhead lite' because it is really rocky and rooty. It has some steep hills like Fountainhead, but alot of not so steep, and long, hills with some nice sweeping turns. You can really get up some speed and keep it for more than a few seconds. Some of the hills are only ridable going down unless you are really skilled though, but those hills are the most fun to go down :) It has lots of different routes and intersections, so you can take a different route each time just about. It also has a rather large number of logs. Alot of them my friends and I couldn't ride over, but we aren't very experienced yet. People do walk on it though, and they also walk their dogs. The dogs we met were no trouble though. Overall I found this to be a very fun trail. Before we knew it we had spent 5 or so hours there.

Similar Products Used: Wakefield, Fountainhead
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4
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