Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

15.7 mile abandoned railroad corridor extending along the length of King George County, Virginia

photo: Scenic walk along the Dahlgren Railroad Heriatge T

Length: 15.70 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Fitness Trail, Greenway, Mountain Bike Trail, Nature Trail, Rail Trail, Snow Trail, Urban Trail
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: King George County, Virginia
State(s): Virginia
Counties: King George County, Virginia
Longitude: -77.298749
Latitude: 38.267488

Driving Directions

I-95 in Virginia to east on Route 3 to left on Route 605 for 1.5 miles to Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail trailhead.


15.7-mile converted rails-to-trail located in King George, Virginia. Formerly an abandoned railroad corridor owned by the US Government and then CSX. Beautiful continuous gravel and stone dust trail from Rt 605 to one mile west of Route 3. Officially part of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, and endorsed by King George Board of Supervisors, Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Gravel
Soil, compacted

Maximum Grade: 4%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Friends of the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

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.

Public Contact:
David Brickley
Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail Association
5000 Liberty Woods Lane
Woodbridge, VA 22193
(703) 628-5007
[email protected]



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