Burke Lake and Lake Mercer Grand Tour

 3 votes

15.7 Miles 25.3 Kilometers


5%

Singletrack

519' 158 m

Ascent

-522' -159 m

Descent

344' 105 m

High

173' 53 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

Unknown

Update

For those seeking a fast town and country spin, this (mostly) paved trail is for you.

P.M. Forbes

Overview

Mostly paved and quick, many walkers and runners share this trail. When they're not around, you'll zip across these trails like you're piloting a speeder bike on Endor. Enjoy the ride and the unexpected aggressive uphills on the easternmost portion of this fun little ditty.
Family Friendly: Minus the hills in some areas, the kiddos will enjoy pulling over and having some fun on the shores of the waterways that have carved this area.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The wealth of trails in Fairfax County really becomes apparent when you start exploring the paths around South Run District Park and Burke Lake. South Run District Park is a little over a mile south of Burke Lake. By starting from South Run District Park, you'll escape an entrance fee for out of county residents who go to Burke Lake Park, but not likely escape the large numbers of people who come to both parks. Also nearby are many other lakes with trails around them. Lake Mercer can be accessed via the South Run Stream Valley Trail and is south of the park.

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Jun 4, 2017
André W
May 21, 2017
Faheem Afaq
Apr 23, 2017
Gunner Shot
Dry easy ride. 12mi
Apr 1, 2017
Gunner Shot
Apr 7, 2016
P.M. Forbes
Mercer Lake and trails to the east are a fun fast ride with some unexpectedly steep climbs

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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