Where to hike in Clifton, Virginia
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HEMLOCK OVERLOOK REGIONAL PARK.
From DC: 30 miles
Note: The first mile or so of the hike was not very impressive - open field with power lines. BUT it gets better!
Parking: Overflow parking was $8 at the Hemlock Overlook parking area over the weekend. Otherwise, it was free.
Views: Great water views and you can get down to the banks.
Kid friendly [review is for ages 7+]: Small sections of the trail were rocky.
1 hour hike. Note: This included time spent skipping rocks and enjoying the river. This was a nice easy hike. I believe we started out on the Hemlock Overlook Trail at the "Hemlock Overlook Regional Park" sign located by the power lines and somehow connected to the Bull Run Occoquan Trail. Finally, we looped back to the NOVA Parks (Hemlock Overlook) parking lot.