Map of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail


Washington & Old Dominion Trail

Washington and Old Dominion Trail Virginia map area

Washington and Old Dominion Trail


45 miles




Purcellville, Paeonian Springs, Leesburg, Belmont, Ashburn, Sterling, Reston, Arlington


historical sites, forests, stone bridges, old railroad car, Purciville Railroad Depot


Fairfax County Parkway Trail

Reston Parkway Bike Path

Sugarland Run Trail

Four Mile Run Trail

Custis Trail

Potomac Yard Trail

Arlington Memorial Bridge

Mt. Vernon Trails

National Mall

Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath






Washington D.C.

Regional Trails

The Washington & Old Dominion Regional Park is the park that encompasses the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. The trail is a 45-mile paved pathway that extends from the heart of Arlington to the City of Purcellville in Northern Virginia. The route of the trail goes from rural farmland and forested areas to suburban residential areas and then to densely populated urban areas.

The trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and connects several other local communities along its route. This is a historical route as portions of the railroad date back to 1855. There are remnants of the old railroad along the route in the form of old railroad cars and train stations.


The Washington & Old Dominion Trail is paved for its entire 45-mile route and open for non-motorized use such as bike riding and walking. The eastern section of the trail is located in urban areas, but as you head west, the trail has a corridor that is located away from congestion and traffic for much of the way. The trail is a very popular trail for families. commuters and tourists. The grades are fairly level. Horseback riding is allowed in some section along a separate dirt pathway.


The Washington & Old Dominion Trail goes past the following communities: Arlington, Falls Church, Dunn Loring, Vienna, Reston, Herndon, Oak Grove, Sterling, Ashburn, Belmont, Leesburg, Paeonian Springs and Purcellville.

Points of Interest

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail goes past the following points of interest (travelling from east to west):

Jennie Dean Park
Bluemont Park
Bon Air Park
Pedestrian bridge over Interstate 66
Madison Manor Park
Benjamine Banneker Park
West End Park
Downtown Falls Church
Pedestrian bridge over W. Broad Street
Idylwood Park
Pedestrian bridge over Interstate 495
Wildwood Park
Walters and Caffi Fields
Downtown Vienna
Northside Park
Clarks Crossing Park
Sunrise Valley Elementary School
Downtown Reston
Brady Park and Herndon Community Center
St. Joseph Elementary School
Herndon Centennial Golf Course
Pedestrian bridge over Sulley Road
Pedestrian bridge over Loudoun County Parkway
Hampshire Park
Farmwell Station Middle School
Trailside Park
Trailside Middle School
Newton-Lee Elementary School
Beth Miller Park
Belmont Station Elementary School
Tuscarora Creek Park
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
Downtown Leesburg
Catoctin Elementary School
Loudoun County High School
Pedestrian overpass for Route 7
Loudon Valley High School
Downtown Purcellville
Nearby Trails

The Arlington and Washington D.C. area has a number of recreational trails that take users past the numerous historical sites around the area. Many of these trails intersect. The bridges across the Potomac have pedestrian walkways to get to the sites of Washington D.C.

Four Mile Run Trail: the two trails parallel each other for around 3.5 miles within Arlington with numerous places to connect to each other.

Bluemont Junction Trail: the two trails intersect at a point a quarter of a mile south of Wilson Boulevard in Arlington.

Custis Trail: the two trails intersect at Bon Air Park near Patrick Henry Drive in Arlington.

Fairfax County Parkway Side Path and Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail: the Washington & Old Dominion Trail intersects the multi-use path for Fairfax County Parkway and the Sugarland Run Stream Valley Trail to the north of the Dulles Toll Road in Reston.

Claiborn Parkway Side Path: the two trails intersect near Trailside Park in Ashburn.

End Points

There are numerous places to connect with the Washington & Old Dominion Trail along its 45-mile route.

The eastern end of the trail is located at Shirlington Road and S. Four Mile Run Road in Arlington.

The western end of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail is located at N. 21st Street, just north of Main Street in Purcellville.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in Northern Virginia