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Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

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Address: 21085 The Woods Rd, VA 20175-6553
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Clear Paths and Little Signs

My GPS was a little confused on how to get to this park, but I was able to find it after a bit. The parking is far into the park so don't get discouraged as you keep going. The... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2016
jehenson81
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

My GPS was a little confused on how to get to this park, but I was able to find it after a bit. The parking is far into the park so don't get discouraged as you keep going. The Visitors Center wasn't open when I was there, but there were plenty of trail maps. The trails are all well maintained... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed February 29, 2016

We drove out to Banshee Reeks on a warm late-February day. First warning - if you have a low-riding car, don't bring it. There is about a mile or more of dirt road with LOTS of LARGE potholes leading to the actual parking lot. Once there, parking is on a grass lot. There are a lot of trails to choose... More 

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DC Area
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Reviewed September 8, 2015

Banshee Reeks Park is a Nature Preserve and, in the process of ensuring that all the plants, animals, habitats and cultural resources are protected, Loudoun County has created an unusual place that allows a pleasant and nontraditional experience for visitors willing to make the journey and rough it a little bit. Trails are easy with no sustained climbs or descents,... More 

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2 Thank PX4
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

I love this place! As a resident of Loudoun County, I appreciate the proximity of this lovely nature preserve and the maze of trails there. Also love everything being done to protect the butterflies! Have been there twice and will be back many times.

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Sterling, Virginia
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Reviewed May 9, 2015

I attended the bird walk that happens every 2nd Saturday here. Having been, I would definitely return on my own to walk different trails. It's about 15 minutes outside the heart of Leesburg, about 50 minutes from Washington. It's quiet, has a few different habitats, lots of trails to walk. I would pick up a map, but the trails do... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed January 30, 2015

In 2011, my husband and I found Banshee Reeks on a list of local nature preserves. We went out for a January afternoon walk and stayed for three hours. Saw deer and had a huge owl fly just overhead. Best of all - it's completely dog friendly. Our pup gets happy just driving there. Since then we go several times... More 

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Virginia
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

I only did a small portion of the preserve but it was very well kept and relaxing. I'll return another time to do more.

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Marshall, Virginia
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We came here for a hike and I was immediately impressed with the peace and scenic views. Around the pond it felt like a garden with cleverly placed benches and mowed paths. An abundance of wild flowers and butterflies. The visitor center had plenty of literature and an excellent map of the paths on the grounds. We hiked about 4... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Banshee Reeks is a county preserve amidst Northern Virginia's rapidly developng Loudon County. If you're looking for a beautiful walk in the outdoors, this is the place. You'll find miles of marked trails, picnic tables, porta-potties, and a wealth of information in kiosks right by the parking lot. What to see: I hiked it three times in September, covering about... More 

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