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Bull Run

Hike: Bull Run / Occoquan Trail, VA (Bluebell hike)

There are literally acres of Virginia Bluebells on the banks of Bull Run, the result of rich, seasonally flooded, sandy soil.

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Time & Location

Apr 13, 2024, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

Bull Run, Bull Run, VA 20109, USA

About the Event

$36. Long hike: 12 mi., 900 ft. elevation gain. Moderate hike: 8 miles, 500 ft. elevation gain. Extra-long option: 18.7 miles, 3000’ elevation gain.

If the season's timing cooperates, we will see vast stands of these flowers in full bloom. Trout lilies, beavers, herons, kingfishers and migratory warblers also vie for attention. Moderate hikers start at Hemlock Overlook and proceed north (upstream) on the Bull Run – Occoquan Trail to Bull Run Regional Park. Long hikers start hiking north from Bull Run Marina. Dedicated hikers have the option of doing the entire Bull Run/Occoquan Trail, starting at Fountainhead Regional Park. Bull Run-Occoquan Trail Map.

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