Can you walk on the W&OD trail?

Can you walk on the W&OD trail?

The W&OD Trail runs 45 miles from Shirlington to Purcellville. There are numerous access points with parking, or users can simply walk on or off at a point of their choosing.

How long is the W&OD trail?

The 100-foot-wide Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD Trail) features a 45-mile asphalt trail for walking, running, bicycling and other activities and a 30.5-mile, parallel, gravel bridle path for horseback riding and hiking.

Is the W&OD trail Safe?

The W&OD Trail is a shared-use linear park. Trail users are often unaware of the unique safety concerns of horseback riders on the W&OD. Although horses remain on the bridle path that parallels the paved trail most of the time, they do have to cross the paved trail or merge with bike traffic at times.

What does W&OD trail stand for?

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 45-mile trail that stretches from Arlington County, all the way through Fairfax County, and into Loudoun County, ending in the town of Purcellville.

Where do you park for W& w trail?

Places to Park along the W&OD

  • Shirlington. Take I-395 to the Shirlington exit, bear to right heading north, go to second stoplight.
  • Arlington. Bluemont Park in Arlington has 2 lots.
  • Dunn Loring.
  • Vienna East.
  • Vienna West.
  • Reston.
  • Herndon.
  • Sterling/Route 28.

When was the W&OD trail built?

The first segment of the W&OD Trail was opened in 1974 within the City of Falls Church. This portion was built as the result of a special agreement with VEPCO under which the Regional Park Authority was allowed to judge whether a trail of this sort would prove to be popular.

Who owns W&OD trail?

Surviving Locomotives Leased by the W&OD in 1968, B&O #8413 was one of the last locomotives to operate on the W&OD before the railroad closed during the same year. After four transfers of ownership, Cargill purchased the locomotive, which became Cargill #6751.

Who maintains the W&OD trail?

the Northern Virginia Parks Association
In 1982 the Northern Virginia Parks Association bought the right-of-way and maintains the trail today with the help of volunteers of the Friends of the W&OD. The trail is exceptionally well marked, with posts indicating every 0.5 mile.

Why is the W&OD trail closed?

Due to difficulties navigating angular structures and replacing equipment, the Claiborne Pkwy to Battlefield Pkwy restring and subsequent trail closure will likely continue through Friday.