Places to Park along the W&OD


Shirlington

Take I-395 to the Shirlington exit, bear to right heading north, go to second stoplight. Turn left on South Four Mile Run Drive. The W&OD Trail will be on the right paralleling the road. You can park along the side of the road. Not recommended for leaving your car overnight.

Arlington

Bluemont Park in Arlington has 2 lots. One is at Manchester and 4th Street, north of Route 50/ Arlington Boulevard just west of Carlin Springs Road. The other is off of Wilson Boulevard, just west of the Bon Air Rose Gardens and tennis courts, on the south side of the road.

Dunn Loring

Take I-495 to the Gallows Road/Route 50 exit and follow the signs towards Gallows Road north (right turn on Gallows). Go past the trail, turn right on Idylwood Road, turn right on Sandburg Street. Gravel lots on both sides of road at trail.

Vienna East

Take Route 123 into Vienna, turn on Park Street (left if coming from Tysons Corner). Turn right into the Vienna Community Center parking lot. The trail runs between the parking lot and the center.

Vienna West

Take Route 123 into Vienna, turn on Park Street (right if coming from Tysons Corner). Turn left at four-way stop sign onto Church, turn right onto Mill Street. Turn left onto Ayr Hill Road and then left into the gravel parking lot at the train station.

Reston

Take Route 7 west, turn left onto Reston Parkway. Turn left onto Sunset Hills Road, then left onto Old Reston Avenue at the 7-11 store. There is a paved parking lot on the right by the trail. There is also a large commuter parking lot next to the trail further down Sunset Hills Road, although this is usually full on weekdays.

Herndon

Take Elden Street to Station Street (right turn if you are coming from Route 7). The parking lot is located across the street from the Herndon Depot and behind the HCTV Corporation located at 730 Elden Street.

Sterling/Route 28

Accessible by taking either of two routes from Route 28:
(1) Waxpool Road (Route 625) — Take Route 28 to Waxpool Road westbound, turn right onto Pacific Boulevard, pass over the W&OD bridge and turn left into the parking lot access road.
(2) Nokes Boulevard (Route 1793) — Take Route 28 to Nokes Boulevard westbound, turn left onto Pacific Boulevard and turn right into the parking lot access road just prior to the W & OD Trail bridge.

Sterling/Pacific Boulevard

Parking for horse trailers is available at this location and, during the summer as well as on weekends during the school year, at Loudoun County High School and Loudoun Valley High School.

Ashburn

A 40-car parking lot for W&OD Trail users is located opposite the Carolina Brothers BBQ at the intersection with Ashburn Road in Loudoun County (near milage marker 27.5).

Cochran Mill Road

Leesburg

Take Route 7 west into Leesburg, turn left onto Sycolin Road. Turn immediately right into the parking lot for the Douglass Community Center and park in the rear of the building. The trail is directly behind the building through the picnic area.

Leesburg West

Take Route 7 west into Leesburg past the Douglass Community Center and turn left on Catoctin Circle. Follow that road until you turn left on Dry Mill Road. Turn immediately right into the parking lot of Loudoun County High School. The trail is several hundred yards further down Catoctin Circle. Only for parking on weekends during the school year. Horseback riders are requested to clean up after their horses in the parking lot.

Purcellville

Take Route 7 West. Exit the Bypass at Route 287; turn left. Turn right onto Hirst Road, then left on Maple Street. Turn left into the parking lot of Loudoun Valley High School. Only for parking on weekends during the school year. Horseback riders are requested to clean up after their horses in the parking lot.

Purcellville West

Route 7 to exit for Route 287. Go south to Purcellville. Turn right onto business Route 7 (“the Pike”). Turn right onto Hatcher Street, right into gravel parking lot at trail.