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Leesylvania State Park

Hike: GWNF – Neabsco Creek and Leesylvania State Park, VA

In contrast to the mountainous regions explored by the majority of our hikes, the area of this hike is located in the inlets, wetlands, and riverbank scenery of the Potomac River.

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Time & Location

Jan 28, 2023, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K Ludwig Dr, Woodbridge, VA 22191, USA

About the Event

$36.  Long hike: 10 mi., 1000 ft. ascent. Moderate hike: 8 mi., 700 ft. ascent.

All hikers will begin on the Potomac Heritage Trail along the newly constructed boardwalk over Neabsco Creek and the Julie Metz Wetlands.  Then they will continue along the PHT to pass through Leesylvania State Park and go all the way to the overlook onto Powell Creek.  From there they will backtrack to Leesylvania, take the Powell Creek Trail to a second overlook, the Bushey Point Trail, and the Potomac Trail to arrive at the extensive views of the Potomac River.  Long hikers will take an additional loop along the Lees Wood Trail, which is filled with historical interest.  Est.:  10 miles, 1100' elevation and 8 miles, 700' elevation. 

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