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Bull Run Regional Park
7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville
Bull Run Regional Park was our first “daytrip” in the area and part of our Saturday morning Lui Family Adventure. We started this Saturday morning tradition in Texas and found it to be a good way to keep communication open with our children and have fun at the same time. Getting to Bull Run is very easy and it’s right off of Hwy 66 in Centreville, Virginia.
Approximate driving times to Bull Run Regional Park:
Baltimore, MD – 1 hour
Frederick, MD – 1 hour
Leesburg, VA – 30 minutes
Centreville, VA – 5 minutes
Washington DC – 30 minutes
There is a lot to do at this massive park. You can go camping, check out the Atlantis Waterpark or even shoot trap or archery at their public shooting center! We decided to venture out on the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail. Although bikes are not allowed on the trails (booooo!), they do allow horseback riders. I don’t think I’m ready to trade in my bike for a horse yet, but it sure would be nice to find some bike trails at this park.
This is a 17 mile trail that runs North-South along Bull Run River. The Bull Run River separates Fairfax from Prince William County and also serves as the border between Loudoun County and Prince William County. For the adventurous, you could take a kayak and take this River all the way to the Potomac River which leads to the Atlantic Ocean! Something to consider if you need to bug out during a national catastrophe or if traffic gets REALLY bad:)
The trail was a little washed out and even some of the wooden walking paths were under construction. The trail is kept very natural and we had a good scare when we saw a black rat snake along the path and climb up a tree. The only poisonous snake in the county is a Copperhead and that is what you really want to watch out for…..that and bears.
Check out the photos and let me know about your own adventures on this trail! Wear closed toe shoes for this one (Not Crocs like my kids did!) and maybe insect repellent too.
Your Favorite HOMEboy, Edward
- Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive
- City: Centreville
- Zip: 20121
- Country: United States