Bull Run Occoquan Trail
NOVA Park’s longest natural surface trail is the 19.6 mile Bull Run-Occoquan hiking trail, which connects Bull Run, Hemlock Overlook, Bull Run Marina and Fountainhead Regional Parks. Perfect for hikers or those on horseback, this incredible path takes visitors through more than 5,000 acres of scenic woodlands. Along this track one will also find one of the region’s richest untapped historic resources.
Forest Succession is a change in the landscape over time when there has been a disturbance in the vegetation and tree cover. This might be a natural event such as a fire, hurricane or insect damage but it can also be manmade after trees are harvested for lumber or when farmland is cleared then abandoned.
Hemlock Overlook offers trails for horses and their riders near the entrance to the park. The trails vary in length, and several brush along the Occoquan Reservoir, providing excellent views of the water.