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Holiday Hike: Bull Run Regional Park! An Easy/Newbie Friendly 4-6 Mile Hike

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  • Bull Run Regional Park! An Easy and Newbie Friendly 4-6 Mile Hike

    During spring, acres of bluebells spring beauties, and other spring wildflowers beside a picturesque, meandering stream are the main attraction on this easy hike. Additional points of interest are the many vast, open fields and woods near the confluence of Cub Run and Bull Run. The hike is a virtually level circuit over local trails and the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail. (Photo credit: Patty Hankins). Summer shaded trails thru the woods and along Bull Run and Cub Run.

    Trail Information

    Nearby City: Centreville, VA
    Length: 4-6 total miles
    Elevation Gain: Very Minimal and Almost Flat
    Trail Type: Circuit Hike
    Skill Level: Easy and Newbie Friendly
    Season: Year-round (for Bluebell viewing there is a very short window each spring lasting a mere few days)
    Trail Surface: Dirt footpaths
    Facilities: Restroom

    Park Fee
    Free for cars registered and residents of Alexandria, Arlington, City of Fairfax, Fairfax County, Falls Church and Loudoun. Otherwise, there is 7.00 dollar entrance fee.

    Gear Suggestions
    Click Here 
    for suggestions regarding what to wear and what not to wear for hiking the trails.

    Weather Information
    We hike rain or shine. Click Here to view the forecast for the area where we will be hiking.

    Hike Pace
    The goal for this hike is to maintain an average moving pace of ~ 2.5 mph. This speed is frequently used in popular hiking publications to represent the pace of an average hiker. We welcome you to please sign up for another hike if you know that this is not a comfortable pace for you. We strive to offer a variety of hikes and pace options so we can always have something for everyone no matter their interest and ability.

    Our RSVP and Group Etiquette
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     to review our RSVP policies and group etiquette.

    Carpool Suggestions and Information

    Note that you are responsible for knowing how to get from carpool locations to the venue. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is not responsible for transportation to and from events or carpools. Suggested carpool times and places are provided as a courtesy because many members are either new to the area or unfamiliar with a particular hike or venues location. Please use the 'Comments' section below, or reach out via e-mail to make arrangements for carpooling needs and offerings.

    Baltimore Area Carpool Suggestion - Savage Station
    To carpool or caravan from the Baltimore area, people can arrange to meet at Savage Station. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Savage Station location.

    (Metro) VA East Area Carpool Suggestion - Vienna/Fairfax Area METRO Station
    To carpool or caravan from Vienna/Fairfax area, people can arrange to meet at the Fairfax Area METRO Station. Click Here for directions and additional information regarding carpooling from the suggested Vienna/Fairfax Metro Station location.

    If you can drive or want to carpool from any particular place, please post your offer to help those in need of a ride, and those looking for a ride, in the comment section below. Click Here for a list of suggested carpool locations, each complete with a physical address, GPS coordinates, driving directions and additional carpool information. 

    For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment — by just offering a ride!

    Directions to the Trailhead
    Click Here for Directions to Where We Meet for this Hike

    Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 9:45-9:55 a.m. 

    The Hike is at 10:00 a.m.

    Carpool Time from Savage Station — 8:15 a.m.

    Carpool Time from Fairfax — 9:30 a.m.

    Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group (MAHG) values fellowship, camaraderie and practicing good hike etiquette and Leave No Trace principles. As a member-focused and mission-driven charitable organization, our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer as hike leaders for MAHG's leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper”, to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. Our volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, and always focus on safety, all while enjoying excellent camaraderie, the many health benefits of hiking, and unplugging from the stress of day to day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of our core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, and donations ARE tax deductible. Tax ID: [masked].

    A Well-Mannered, Leashed Fido is Welcome on this Hike!

    Let’s have fun out on the trails and see you there!

    Toby:[masked]

    • Please Click Here Now and Help Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group with Serving our Mission.

    • Donations to Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group Are Tax Deductible: Tax ID[masked]. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charitable organization. 

    • 100% of Every Dollar Goes Directly to the Expenses of Meeting our Mission.

    • Click Here to Learn more about Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group’s Mission. 

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Additional notes: Holiday & holiday weekend events are non-refundable & non-transferable. Visit midatlantichikinggroup.org for MAHG info or the 'Pages' tab. MAHG is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization & donations (not fees) ARE Tax Deductible-Tax ID: 47-5141831

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