Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail

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This information is a public record of the 2004 NRT application and may be out of date if it has not been updated by a trail manager --
check with the trail manager for updated details before visiting.

Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail

City, Town, or County Backcountry Trail
  • Length
    2 miles
  • Elevation Gain
  • Route Type
    out & back
  • The Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park. Photo by Jim Northrup Creative Commons.
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Location: Lowe's Island

  • States: Virginia
  • Counties: Loudoun

The Algonkian Regional Park Sanctuary Trail in Sterling, VA is a 2-mile loop trail through a 30+ acre section of wetlands on Lowe's Island adjacent to the Potomac River. This trail is a spur of the multi-jurisdictional Potomac Heritage Trail and will eventually include observation platforms interpretive signage and observation wildlife blinds. The wetlands are a unique part of the Potomac that supports a variety of flora and fauna including Bald Eagles.

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Allowed Uses:


Other Activities

  • Wildlife viewing / observation

Public Contact

Jill Vanden Heuvel
Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
47001 Fairway Dr.
Sterling, VA 20165
[email protected](703) 450-4655

Contact the trail manager for current maps and visiting details.

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  • Part of a Trail System? No
  • Surface (primary): Soil
  • Surfaces (additional): Soil

  • Tread Width (average): 30"
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  • Tread Grade (average, percent): 5
  • Tread Grade (maximum): 20
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  • Certified as an NRT
    Jun 1, 2004
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