Start: Wolf Trap, the National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA 22182 Follow chalk marks to Picnic Tables behind Ovations restaurant to start. NOTE: Start is NOT in one of the 2 big parking lots.
Hares: For Sale or Rent Off the Market (571-296-4000) and Dyke Tyson
Theme: Renaissance Faire ISO distanced romp with DCH4 and MVH3. COSTUMES! So dust off the leather, the corsets, a flower garland, robin hood topper or tri-corner hat for atop your crown, some pirate booties, a kilt. Speak the King’s English or a wee bit o’ cockney, a brogue, Latin, French! or is it speak like a pirate day?!?
Trail Distance: Runners – 5.3ish. Walkers – 3.2ish.
Stroller Friendly Factor: Runners: some logs, a steep incline, a few narrow bits for serious stroller hashers. 2nd bit good for all. May have a water crossing but have workaround. Walkers: some logs. Have a buddy. One uphill and one downhill slightly steep.
Shiggy Rating: all trails – may be muddy parts, some sections with lots of roots or rocks. 95+% zero green stuff. Runners may get wet. Walkers predominately flat. All trails a mix of paved, bare dirt, rocks and gravel. No cross country or bush whacking.
Dog Friendly Factor: yes, all trails, ALWAYS on leather.
Miscellaneous: Trail is A-A. APRES – under a grove of trees. 10-20+ picnic tables with yards between to meet the edicts of the King’s Proclamation of distantly spaced. Bring your own Grog, your smoked turkey wings and whatever you have in the larder or can plunder for your picnic. Per proclamation bring a face shield AND WEAR IT to ward off the Plague.
Metro: the end of the silver line (Rt 7 Leesburg Pike) for folks that want to set up ride shares.
Directions: NPS directions for driving to the Park
From the Capital Beltway I-495
Take exit 45 to Rt 267 WEST (Dulles Toll Rd), follow signs to local exits, pay a $3.25 toll, and exit at the Wolf Trap ramp.
NOTE: IMPORTANT *** There is NO exit from Rt 267 EAST from Reston directly to Wolf Trap.
From Route 7 Westbound (toward Leesburg)
Turn left on Towlston Rd and the park will be on the left in 1 mile. Trap Road is not available due to construction.
PARKING: The CLOSEST parking to the start is Encore Hill. FOLLOW signs to handicap/permit parking (the signs are not consistent depending on direction). After turning, follow the road as it bends to the right, bypassing that huge parking lot. Turn LEFT at the ENCORE HILL sign. Drive to top of hill, paved parking lot on left. If you end up at the Ticket Office turn around… you have gone too far!
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