For the on and off road cyclist, Prince William Forest Park is a favorite place for bicyclists. Over 12 miles of paved roads and 9.2 miles of gravel roads are available. Descriptions of individual road conditions and levels of difficulty are available for you to plan your visit.
In an effort to make parks more accessible for all individuals, the National Park Service has approved the use of electric bicycles (e-bikes). E-bikes have become an increasingly popular form of recreation and are now allowed for use in national parks. The intent of this action is to address an emerging technology in a manner that accommodates visitors and increases opportunities for the public to recreate within and travel through the National Park System, while at the same time protecting the resources and values that draw millions of visitors each year.
Rules and Regulations
Bicycles are allowed on paved roads as well as designated unpaved "fire roads." Bicycling is prohibited on all hiking trails and in the Chopawamsic Backcountry Area for the safety of hikers and to prevent trail degradation.
Note: This is only a guide and is not all inclusive. Title 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations is applicable to the park. For further information, please contact the park's visitor center at 703-221-7181.
Bicycling is done at the visitor's own risk. The following is a list of necessary precautions:
Last updated: April 18, 2021