Walking, Hiking & Cycling

Walking, Hiking & Cycling

Overview

Traveling along Reston’s paths is one of the community’s greatest joys. Explore 55 miles of paved and natural surface pathways (with 95 bridges) winding throughout Reston’s open spaces. Not only do these paths provide a great place to exercise and get some fresh air, they also connect neighborhoods, recreation areas and shopping centers. For a map of the entire Reston area, click here.

Reston's Trails

Download Reston Association's individual trail maps from the Pathways page

All trails are multi-use so users can expect to encounter walkers, joggers, bicycling, wheelchairs and pathway maintenance vehicles. No motor vehicles are allowed on the pathway system. The only exceptions are maintenance vehicles and motorized wheelchairs. (Click here for safety tips on using the trails).

Trail guides for marked trails and our overall pathway system are provided online and copies are available at our offices. For an interactive map that shows all trails and paths in Fairfax County, click here.

Reston on Foot and Bicycle Report

Reston’s network of walkable paths are integral to Reston’s unique character. They help make this a healthy, family-centered, enjoyable community. Yet as Reston has developed, the pathway network has not always been developed at the same pace. Gaps in the network exist, which present some barriers to traveling Reston on foot and bicycle. With the arrival of the Metro Silver Line, the challenges for bicycle commuters using the pathways have become more evident as well.

The purpose of this report is to set forth a plan, ranked in order of priority, to make Reston’s pathway network more complete for all users. By identifying responsible parties whenever possible, this carefully researched and thoughtfully ranked plan can be used to accelerate the process by which Reston will become even more accessible for walking and biking.