Outdoor Activities

Whether you prefer to relax in the peaceful solitude of the backcountry, push yourself to hike the 37 miles of trails, or picnic with friends and family, Prince William Forest Park has recreational activities to suit everyone. For more safety information, visit this site.

  • Hiker in the forest with a red backpack

    With 37 miles of hiking trails, Prince William Forest Park has the most extensive hiking trail network in Northern Virginia.

  • Four bicyclists ride together on a paved road
    On and Off Road Biking

    For the on and off road cyclist, Prince William Forest Park has over 12 miles of paved roads and 9 miles of gravel roads.

  • A family setting up a tent at Oak Ridge Campground
    Tent and RV Camping

    Prince William Forest Park is a premiere camping area in Northern Virginia.

  • Cabin in Cabin Camp 2 surrounded by a large open field and trees
    Cabin Camping

    Looking for a way to camp without a tent? Our rustic cabins are the perfect option.

  • Young boy casting a line into a stream

    18 miles of streams and man-made lakes are open for fishing

  • Picnic Pavilion available at the park
    Picnic in the Park

    Prince William Forest Park offers a wide range of picnic options

  • Ranger holding up a large compass teaching orienteering

    Prince William Forest Park has a 60 point orienteering course. You can pick up the map and compass free of charge at the visitor center.

  • Camping post in the backcountry area.
    Chopawamsic Backcountry Area

    Chopawamsic Backcountry Area is 1,500 acres of backcountry area with 8 campsites and a two-mile loop trail.

  • Barred owl watches the daytime forest from a tree limb in winter
    Watching Wildlife

    The barred owl, native to the area, keeps an eye on the surrounding forest. Learn more about animals in the park.

Last updated: December 15, 2018

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18100 Park Headquarters Road
Triangle, VA 22172



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