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Prince William Forest Park

18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle, VA 22172
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Triangle
Type: Parks, State Parks
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Biking
Description: Park that offers campsites and recreational programs for families and children.
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Manassas, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Less than 45 minutes from DC yet this lovely park is rarely busy. Lots of great hiking trails, a really nice bike path and ranger led things to do. The bike and hiking paths both have flat areas and some decent hills. We rarely see wildlife, though. A few birds and squirrels but that's about it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Prince William Forest Park is a pretty nice place for getting outdoors, and unlike destinations in George Washington NF, Shenandoah, and W. Virginia, it is not two+ hours away. There are plenty of interesting hiking trails, a wonderful bike path, and ranger-led activities. This is not a dramatically beautiful place, although I'm sure it's a great place to enjoy the... More

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Fredericksburg, VA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
31 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A friend and I took our bikes to this park on this beautiful day and had a great time riding bikes. There is a designated, mostly flat 3.2 mile bike trail so you can easily put in almost 6.5 miles on that. Continue beyond that area and you'd better be in great shape because there are some really big hills... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited in the winter, but still found plenty to appreciate. There's a scenic drive and lots of great hiking options. They also have a number of parking areas so you don't have to walk far to see things. There was a small lake (I would have called it a pond) and lots of wooded areas to walk through. It... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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314 reviews 314 reviews
129 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

There are plenty of trails for excellent hikes, most on the moderate level. Best to come in the autumn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We arrived by motor home and stayed in the RV Park. After driving five hours it was a pleasure to take a walk through a very small portion of this wonderful park.I understand from the ranger station that there are over 10 miles of trails to hike and you can design your own loop. You can also drive through the... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've had lots of fun hiking at this park. Especially on the Laurel Loop trail, which swings by a tiny waterfall where the creek widens. Great place for photography and they plan nice historical events. I attended the Junior Ranger program here when I was 11, and they do a really good job.

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Lake Ridge, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great park that I visit at least 10 times a year with miles of hiking trails, many of which connect to provide the hiker the ability to map out a circuit hike anywhere from a mile or so to 10+ miles depending upon your level of ambition; the park staff can also provide recommended hikes of varying... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The location of this park is right next to Quantico Marine Corps Base, which is pretty awesome for military families stationed here. Also, the free annual Military Pass (which you can use at any national park) makes it very affordable to visit as often as you want. The trails are very well kept, and the scenery is beautiful. They have... More

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Washington DC
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166 reviews 166 reviews
83 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have been going to this park for the last 20 years, a few miles from our house and we always enjoy coming here, we bring friends, family and pups, a good lay out, good picnic tables, well coordinated camping grounds

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