44.8 mile paved trail that runs from its start in Purcellville through Leesburg, Reston, Vienna, and Falls Church and ends in Shirlington. It is the primary route used by most cyclists in Northern Virginia for riding long distances because it connects many jurisdictions.

The full name of the W&OD Trail is the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.

Trail HistoryEdit

The W&OD Trail was originally opened in 1974 in Falls Church as a rail-to-trail after the Washington & Old Dominion Railroad closed. After many trail segments were added, the trail reached Purcellville in 1988, and the final portion of the trail, the Carlin Springs Rd underpass in Arlington, opened in 2002.

Notable Trail SegmentsEdit

Places of InterestEdit

  • Sparrow Pond
  • Brandymore Castle
  • Freeman Store and Museum
  • Herndon Depot Museum
  • Luck Stone Quarry
  • Purcellville

Cross Trails/ConnectionsEdit


The full trail can be seen here:


  • caboose in Vienna, VA
  • mural facing Vienna station
  • trail marker
  • map of W&OD Trail at Carolina Bros. BBQ
  • Carolina Bros. BBQ restaurant adjacent to the trail in Ashburn, VA
  • overlook at Luck Stone Quarry
  • old Ford truck used as a planter next to trail
  • stone bridge at Clark's Gap
  • western trailhead in Purcellville, VA


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