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green Burke Lake and Lake Mercer Grand Tour

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Trail

15.7 mile 25.3 kilometer loop
5% Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 519' 158 m
Descent: -522' -159 m
High: 344' 105 m
Low: 173' 53 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (4°)

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Trail shared by P.M. Forbes

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

P.M. Forbes

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

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.

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.

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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David Foss
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Sep 15, 2018
Jay R
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Apr 14, 2018
Tarun Rudraraju
Sep 15, 2017
Chris Albanese
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Jun 4, 2017
André W
May 21, 2017
Faheem Afaq
Apr 23, 2017
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Apr 1, 2017
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