Fairfax County Cross Country Trail

photo: View north along the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail between Miller Heights Road and Vale Road in Oakton, Fairfax County, Virg. Photo by Famartin.

Length: 41.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway, Rail Trail, Urban Trail
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Roller/Inline Skating
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Fairfax County, Virginia, Follows Accotink and Difficult Run stream valleys through City of Fairfax west of Capital Beltway (Interstate 495).

State(s): Virginia
Counties: Fairfax
Longitude: -77.248993
Latitude: 38.978289

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Description

By anyone's reckoning, it's a unique and glorious achievement for one American county -- a trail over 40 miles long connecting the entire county from one end to the other -- the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail (GCCCT of Fairfax County, Virginia.)

Just as the trail itself connects hill and vale, stream, meadow and urbanized landscapes, its very creation united government agencies with trail enthusiasts, environmentalists, citizen activists and the private sector, no small undertaking for bustling Fairfax County.

The Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail has been divided into ten sections (plus an additional section for the Laurel Hill Greenway - LHG) for purposes of mapping.The individual section maps show neighborhood connections, parking, and amenities such as restrooms and water fountains.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Asphalt
Boardwalk
Gravel
Sand
Soil

Average Grade: 6%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2007

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jenny Pate
Trail Coordinator
Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Pate-Trail Coordinator
Fairfax , VA 22035
(703) 324-8726
jenny.pate@fairfaxcounty.gov
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/trails/cross-county-trail

 

Photos

View north along the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail between Miller Heights Road and Vale Road in Oakton, Fairfax County, Virg. Photo by Famartin.

View north along the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail between Miller Heights Road and Vale Road in Oakton, Fairfax County, Virg. Photo by Famartin.

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