here for driving directions
to the start of the walk.
This walk will take you along the route of an old government
railroad for several blocks. It then turns to follow a new trail across South
Run to connect to the Pohick Creek Valley. This is part of a new section of
the Cross County Trail that connects the previous terminus at Pohick Road
with the Occoquan River. Be prepared to climb several hills as you cross the
stream valleys. There is one stream crossing on columns.
- (North) The walk starts at the corner of Silverbrook
Road and White Spruce Way. This is diagonally across the streets from the
detour section of trail around the former Lorton Prison. Follow the asphalt
trail north away from Silverbrook Road and paralleling White Spruce Way.
The site to the left is a planned elementary school.
(South) The walk ends at the intersection of Silverbrook Road. Should
you wish to continue on the next section of trail cross to the other side
of Silverbrook Road and follow the detour section of trail around the prison
- (North) The trail crosses Paper Birch Drive.
There are numerous new homes here and this road was just paved a few minutes
before the picture was taken on April 20, 2006. The walk continues as it
follows a gully down the hill.
(South) The trail crosses Paper Birch Drive. Continue along the trail
on the other side as it follows White Spruce Way. An elementary school is
planned for the area on the right side of the trail.
- (North and South) A short side trail crosses
the gully and passes between the homes on the other side. Continue on the
- (North) The trail crosses Laurel Crest Drive.
Continue straight on the trail on the other side.
(South) After a short distance the trail crosses Laurel Crest Drive.
Continue straight on the other side.
- (North) After a short distance an asphalt trail
intersects from the left. Turn left and follow that trail up the hill.
(South) The trail ends at an intersecting trail. Turn right and follow
that trail up the hill.
- (North) The trail crosses Bluebonnet Drive.
Continue on the trail on the other side as it turns to the right after passing
(South) The trail turns to the left and passes between the houses
and crosses Bluebonnet Drive. Continue straight on the trail on the other
- (North) An asphalt trail intersects from the
right. Turn right and follow that trail down a long hill into the South
Run Stream Valley.
(South) After climbing up a long hill the trail ends at an intersecting
asphalt trail. Turn left to continue up the hill on the intersecting trail.
- (North and South) The trail crosses South Run
on columns. Watch your footing as the tops of the columns are slightly rounded.
- (North) The trail climbs a hill to leave the
(South) The trail descends a hill to enter the stream valley.
- (North) The trail descends a shorter hill on
the other side.
(South) The trail climbs a short hill.
- (North) The trail reaches the back of homes
along Creekside View Lane. It turns right to reach that road.
(South) The trail turns left to leave the back of homes along Creekside
View Lane. Pohick Creek can be seen below on the left.
- (North) The trail turns left upon reaching Creekside
View Lane and connects to a concrete sidewalk. Follow that sidewalk down
South) The concrete sidewalk ends where it connects to an asphalt
trail. Follow that trail as it curves right into the woods.
- (North) The official trail route follows the
street rather than the sidewalk down to Pohick Rd. Leave the sidewalk prior
to the fire hydrant and walk next to the street down to its intersection
with Pohick Road.
(South) After walking up the hill next to the street walk over to
the concrete sidewalk just past the fire hydrant in order to get out of
- (North) Cross Pohick Road at the intersection
with Creekside View Lane and turn right to follow the asphalt trail on the
other side. There is no crosswalk painted at this point.
(South) Follow the asphalt trail to the intersection with Creekside
View Lane (the first street after crossing the bridge) and cross Pohick
Road at this point to walk up the side of Creekside View Lane. There is
no crosswalk painted at this point.
- (North) After crossing the highway bridge over
Pohick Creek the CCT turns 180 degrees past the fence and goes down the
hill via a dirt trail to reach the asphalt trail below. The CCT will turn
right to follow the creek along an asphalt trail at that point. This marks
the end of this section of the walk so you may now retrace your steps if
you donít plan to continue on the CCT.
(South) If you have finished the previous section of the CCT walk
up the dirt trail next to the Pohick Road bridge and turn 180 degrees at
the top to follow the asphalt trail across the bridge and along Pohick Road
for a short distance.