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Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park

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Address: 43098 Edwards Ferry Rd., Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone Number: 703 737-7800
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This is a wonderful park of trails that crisscross throughout the small wooded parcel of land adjacent to the Potomac River. Some trails are quite steep and require you to step... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful park of trails that crisscross throughout the small wooded parcel of land adjacent to the Potomac River. Some trails are quite steep and require you to step over large tree trunks or rocks. If the ground is wet it probably is not the best as some areas are steep and nothing to get a footing into... More 

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Thank GingerWas
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38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Around the parking lot are old stables and other buildings without roofs. These make beautiful backdrops for family portraits. There are a few signs explaining their involvement in the Civil War. There are a couple of trails that start from the parking lot. The trails provide a beautiful view of the Potomac River. It is an easy hike but you... More 

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Thank Heidi H
Leesburg, Virginia
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I've run and hiked here with friends and family, what a great overlook of the potomac river and Md shore. several different trails are available and a great midweek escape on a sunny day!

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Thank dlamay
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This hidden gem of a park offers a few different trails to the bluff overlooking the Potomac river. Not too difficult trails. Some people do unfortunately break the rules about dogs off leash so bring a hiking stick. And please, DONT have your portraits taken here! Every weekend we see people crowding around the old buildings on the park grounds... More 

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1 Thank Cynthia G
Virginia USA
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100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The signage to this park is good, though you do wonder if you are going the right way. The park has a good sized parking lot and the trails are well marked. When you look out over the river it is hard to believe you are in a metropolitan area.

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Thank FlashVirginiaUSA
northern virginia
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87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Wilderness is too strong a word...but still a nice place to go for a walk...especially if you are walking your dog. Views of the Potomac and Maryland across the river are nice.

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Thank tevagrrrl
Leesburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very rustic, but if you want to hike in the woods, this is the place. Not well travelled, so you can have most of the place to yourselves. Some interesting historical ruins next to the parking lot with some informational plaques.

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Thank John P
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A pleasant half-mile hike on the main trail from the parking area to the scenic overlook. Not really remote, as you can see a nearby electrical substation. All of the fallen trees noted in earlier reviews have been cleared. (This is nature, so trees can fall any time, but as of yesterday it was looking good.) The overlook is at... More 

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2 Thank DeputyDawgJax
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We usually hike Red Rocks at least once a year. It has several historic buildings onsite and a nice hike with a view of the Potomac. You can also hike down to the Potomac but it is a steep hike down and up. When you are at the riverbank, there is no where to go but back the way you... More 

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2 Thank Melinda R
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Informational plaques explaining the history of the land. A nice nature walk, but the signs were misleading. Very close to an electrical facility and residential area.

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