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Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail

The Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail in Sterling, VA is a 2-mile loop trail through a 30+ acre section of wetlands on Lowe's Island adjacent to the Potomac River.

photo: The Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park. Photo by Jim Northrup Creative Commons.

Length: 2.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Nature Trail
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: Lowe's Island
State(s): Virginia
Counties: Loudoun County
Longitude: -77.38748
Latitude: 39.06197

Driving Directions

This is also called the White Trail (white blazes). Follow directions to Algonkian Regional Park/Volcano Island Waterpark in Sterling, VA. There is only one entrance/exit to the park. Once inside Algonkian Park, follow the signs to Volcano Island Waterpark, but do not park at the waterpark. Instead, park in the lot adjacent to Park Chalet Place, nearest the river and cabins.

Zooming in on the blue dot on the map on this webpage shows where to park in the parking lot along Park Chalet Place. The trail head is at the west end of the parking lot and it is marked. There is also another access point to the White Trail at the west end of Park Chalet Place, which is a nice paved walk along the river and cabins. The White Trail is identified on the map as a dotted line.

Description

The Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail in Sterling, VA is a 2-mile loop trail through a 30+ acre section of wetlands on Lowe's Island adjacent to the Potomac River. This trail is a spur of the multi-jurisdictional Potomac Heritage Trail and will eventually include observation platforms interpretive signage and observation wildlife blinds. The wetlands are a unique part of the Potomac that supports a variety of flora and fauna including Bald Eagles.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
2004

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.

Jill Vanden Heuvel
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
47001 Fairway Dr.
Sterling, VA 20165
(703) 450-4655
[email protected]
http://www.nvrpa.org

 

Photos

The Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park. Photo by Jim Northrup Creative Commons.

The Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park. Photo by Jim Northrup Creative Commons.

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