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VA-Fountainhead Regional Park

Fountainhead Regional Park
10876 Hampton Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039
ADC Northern Virginia Street Map page 26, grid E7. N 38? 43.453' W 077? 19.787'
Trail Closure Line: (703) 250-9124

Trail Conditions Forum Here

Trail Liaison: Tom Crotty, Fountainhead@more-mtb.org
Spring 2010 Trailwork Days: Saturday, August 14, 9:30-12:30

Description


Fountainhead Regional Park is a multi-use area on the north shore of the Occoquan Reservoir between Bull Run Marina and Sandy Run Regional Park. The Park is managed by the Northern Regional Park Authority (NVRPA).

Trail Description: The mountain bike trail is a single use series of loops that feature multiple short, steep climbs and several fast descents. Originally 4.5 miles long, an additional 1 mile loop was opened in the spring of 2000. Under the leadership of Stu Moulton the trail has been expanded to 10 miles. With only a few short sections of two-way traffic, the series of loops is designed for clockwise traffic. Helmets are required and the Park is closed after dark. The trailhead is clearly visible from the parking lot, 0.6 mile from the Park entrance.

History: For more than eight years, local riders have enjoyed the MTB Trail at Fountainhead Regional Park. With the support of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and built through the cooperative effort of MORE, REI and support from the now defunct FAT City Cycles, the trail opened in 1997. Lifetime MORE member Andy Caruthers along with current MORE members Paul Hardy and Larry Cautilli are significantly responsible for the existence of the trail. Featured in the August 2001 issue of Bike Magazine, the Fountainhead trail is described as, "some of the region's most challenging singletrack."

Access Notes: Please remember that access for mountain bikes at Fountainhead is a privilege not a right. Ride only on marked trails, do not cut through switchbacks, and do not alter trail features. Cutting trails or building obstacles without permission of the park is strictly prohibited and can jeopardize access for all.

The Fountainhead Project

To learn about future plans for Fountainhead visit: FountainheadProject.org

Directions

From Interstate 66
Take the VA-7100/FAIRFAX CO PKWY exit, exit number 55. Follow the FAIRFAX COUNTY PKWY South for 6.0 miles. Take the VA-123/OX ROAD onto OX RD South. Follow OX ROAD for 2.8 miles, and then turn RIGHT onto HENDERSON RD/VA-643 for 2.0 miles. Turn LEFT onto HAMPTON RD/VA-647. Fountainhead is 1.4 miles on the right.

From the Capital Beltway
Take I-95 S toward RICHMOND for 6.7 miles. Take the VA-642 exit, exit number 163, toward LORTON. Turn RIGHT onto LORTON RD/VA-642 for 1.2 miles. LORTON RD/VA-642 becomes FURNACE RD/VA-611. Follow FURNACE RD/VA-611 for 1.0 mile. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto OX RD/VA-123 for 1.2 miles. Turn LEFT onto HAMPTON RD/VA-647. Fountainhead is 3.1 miles on the left.

From Fredericksburg
Prior to reaching Occoquan, on I-95 N, take the VA-123 N exit, exit number 160B, toward OCCOQUAN/LAKE RIDGE. Merge onto VA-123 N/GORDON BLVD for 1.1 miles. VA-123 N/GORDON BLVD becomes OX RD/VA-123. Follow OX RD/VA-123 for 3.0 miles. Turn LEFT onto HAMPTON RD/VA-647. Fountainhead is 3.1 miles on the left.

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Trail Information

Trail Length: 8 miles

Trail Type: Fast-flowing singletrack

Trail Level: Intermediate NOTE: Not recommended for Beginners

Number of Trails: One trail open to mountain bikes

Park Website: http://www.nvrpa.org/park/fountainhead/

Fees: No fees to use the mountain bike trail

Park Hours: Sunrise to Sunset. Exact hours are posted at park entrance. The gate is locked at closing time. If you are locked-in, call the night watchperson at: 703 708 2777

Open/Close Schedule: Mid-March to Mid-November: Check trail hot-line, 703-250-9124 for information regarding trail closure due to adverse conditions. Please observe all trail closings. Failure to do so may result in everyone loosing access to these trails.

Mid-November to Mid-March: Park is closed and the trail hot-line is nonoperational. However, weather permitting, the mountain bike trail is open. Just park outside the gate and ride to the trailhead.

Night Riding: There is no night riding.

References

Trail Map: http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1...resizedih2.jpg

GPS Track:

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Last edited by crashmore; December 7th, 2012 at 07:43 PM.
 

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