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Route 7 to Reston

Average Rating:    (3.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

Easy, fun single track that mostly climbs on your way out to Reston. A couple of really good short, steep climbs, nothing too challenging but enough to get your heart and lungs moving. A great winter night ride. It is usually pretty dry with only one or two small streams to cross. The great thing is you get to the singletrack of the Reston trail without having to get your feet wet with the 3 stream crossings from Difficult Run parking lot. This has been the perfect place to ride at night this winter. Just long enough to get a good burn and yet short enough that you don't freeze your ass off.
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Latitude
38.95166638762826
Longitude
-77.26598739624023
Trail Directions
From Beltway get on Route 7 heading towards Reston, pass Tysons Corner and saty on route 7 for a couple of miles. Turn right at Colvin Run Road (there is a stoplight) and make an immediate right into small parking lot/pulloff area. This puts you on the Great Falls to Reston Trail. The Trailhead for this particular ride is across Route 7 at the light and you pick up the trail to the right.
Trail Length
1-1/2 hours of fun
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Tysons Corner
   


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Review Date
August 5, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Colin Quinn , from Tyson's Corner

Summary:
My friends and I call this the 'reston run' and for the sake of simplicity 'Michael Faraday trail'. The trail starts with a fun downhill in reston adjacent to the Wiehle ave exit on the toll road. Granted the trail is very wide most of the way, but this is good. Horses are often on the trail as well. plus this gives those of us that are fast plenty of room to pass. From the above reccomended starting spot on route 7 it is possible to ride difficult run towards vienna and pickup the W&OD bike path. Traveling along difficult run in the other direction and you find your way to great falls. Note: the trail to great falls requires getting your feet soaked crossing the creek and it is ususally VERY VERY muddy. Its a fun ride, just be prepared to get a bit dirty. enjoy.

Recommended Route:
Enter from route 7 if you wish, but its easier from Wiehle ave in reston.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
wakefield park, accotink, fountain head.



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Review Date
August 8, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tony , from Alexandria, Va

Summary:
To my knowledge this trail is actually called "Colvin Run". Parking at the mill on Route 7 the trail head is across "7" and on the right. Out and back is about is about 14 miles if you turn left down the W&OD bike trail(at the fitness center) to some connecting trails that end up in Reston. Going the other direction from the mill parking lot takes you to Great falls.



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Review Date
August 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Rob , from Reston, VA

Summary:
Being that this is literally my back yard, I love this trail. I agree, it isn't what I would call singletrack, I like to think of it as more of a playground. I don't know that I would drive far to get to it, but I do love riding it a couple times a week. I is a very good trail for keeping your skills up, enough to work you, but easy enough to have fun on.

Recommended Route:
Out my back door, and down past the tall oaks swimming pool.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Keep on going and get to the Great Falls trail(s)



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Review Date
July 30, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Blaze , from Herndon, VA

Summary:
A nice evening ride for the family, or an intense training excursion for the athlete. I recommend going through Runemede Park for some "off-road" biking, however high-speed fun is always available on the asphalt path. PEACE

Recommended Route:
Herndon Pkwy to Hunter's Creek Pool, near Runemede Park

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Great Falls



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Review Date
May 27, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Jeff G. , from Arlington, VA

Summary:
Great ride for speed. There are hills that are short and quick to give you that speed through the woods. Its wide enough for mistakes and rough enough to cause them if you go fast.

Recommended Route:
Park behind Ice Rink in Reston



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