Summary: Short, paved trail with benches for rest stops along the way. The trail meanders through a thinly wooded forest with little underbrush. Groves of Holly and Mountain Laurel can be found along the way. It ends at a viewing dock over looking the Great Marsh. Signs of Beaver, and Deer can be seen, and Bald Eagles have been known to be spotted here.
Trailhead: I95 south to Lorton exit (Exit 163). Turn left at Lorton Road to Armistead Road. Right on Armistead Road to Route 1 (US 1). Turn right on Route 1 and continue south on Route 1 to Gunston Road light. There is a gas station and a 7-11 store on Route 1 where Gunston Road begins. Turn left onto Gunston Road (Route 242) and continue for approximately 6 miles. The parking lot for the Great Marsh trail is on the right. (Lat:38.64 Lon:-77.14)
Trail Guides for Great Marsh Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Refuge Manager (703) 690-1297
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joe Cross, who has posted 56 other hikes on this site
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