Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is a Climate Friendly Park. Therefore, we encourage patrons to consider accessing the park using Metro/Fairfax Connector, carpooling or by bicycle. The bicycle/foot path along Trap Road adjacent to the park is part of the NoVi Trail System and connects Wolf Trap to the communities on both sides of the Toll Road.
There are several driving options for travelling to Wolf Trap. However, Wolf Trap is in a residential neighborhood bordered by single-lane streets, so traffic can back up on some performance nights. On some occasions the number of cars may exceed the number of available parking spots and patrons may be directed to park outside the park boundaries. On those nights, we ask patrons to be considerate of our neighbors, follow all parking regulations and walk on the sidewalk.
To improve visitor security, Wolf Trap has made some changes to the traffic patterns and parking procedures in the park. Stopping in front of the Main Gate is no longer allowed. Starting three hours before any performance anyone wanting to purchase tickets at the Box Office or needing to drop off people or picnic items near the Main Gate will need to temporarily park at the drop off area adjacent to the Main Gate as directed by the NPS Park Rangers.
From the Capital Beltway I-495
Leaving Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Please be patient, there are only three exits on to Trap Road from the parking areas. When exiting the park after a performance please stay in your lane of traffic as you exit the park. The US Park Police will direct designated lanes either south on Trap Road to the Dulles Toll Road (267) or north to Rt. 7. The Dulles Toll Road takes you to Rt. 7 and Rt. 7 takes you to the Dulles Toll Road. Staying in your lane, instead of trying to switch lanes in the park, before you get to Trap Road makes the traffic run more safely and faster so everyone gets out sooner.
Did You Know?
Wolf Trap's name comes from the creek that flows in the area - Wolf Trap Run.