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Bull Run / Occoquan Trail Hike

  • 25 Feb 2012
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Fairfax County, VA


  • Join us for a lovely mid-winter hike along the Bull Run / Occoquan stream valley.
The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, which maintains the Bull Run /Occoquan Trail, calls it Fairfax County's best kept secret.  From the PATC website: 

"The word 'Occoquan', translated from the Doag Indian dialect means 'at the end of the water'."

"Early colonial settlers adhered to the English custom of naming water courses by the tidal characteristics, A broad tidal stream was called a river and a small tidal stream, a creek. The water channels above the tidal level, however, flowed in one direction only and were named 'rundles' or 'runs'."

We'll wind our way along this hidden jewel of a trail for about 5-6 miles. Bring your binoculars for some mid-winter birding.

This free event is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors Mid-Atlantic.  Non-members are invited to join us on two events before we ask you to join Women Outdoors.  You can join now by clicking on this Join Us link.

Registration closes Thursday, February 23.  Please include a telephone number in case we need to let you know about last minute changes or if we need to cancel because of the weather. 


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