Stream Valley Park Trail Guide

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TRAIL TIPS Birchwood encourages an active lifestyle through a variety of multiuse trails with various surfaces. These open trails connect residents to nature, neighbors, community facilities, and more. All persons using the trails do so at their own risk and agree to abide by the rules for use. The Association assumes no responsibility for any accident or injury in connection with such use or for any loss or damage to personal property. Residents are responsible for the actions of their tenants, guests, and children. Report all hazardous conditions to 703-327-1150 or Hello@HOAatBirchwood.com.

Trail Use & Rules Motorized vehicles, other than bikes, scooters or wheelchairs, or driven by authorized maintenance staff, are not permitted. When on the trail, travel in the right lane and pass on the left. Do not block the trail, move off the trail when stopped. Pets must be on leash; maintain control of your dog and yield to others. Properly dispose of trash and pet waste. Fires and smoking on the trail are prohibited.

Additional Tips Please use common sense and courtesy when using the trail. Always stay alert, watch for terrain and surface changes. For safety and communicating with others, wear only one ear bud when using a listening device. Use the trails with a buddy; tell family or friends where you are headed and when to expect your return. Please note that Stream Valley Park Trail System is unpaved and includes uneven surfaces. Proper footwear (hiking or athletic shoes) is highly recommended. Be weather wise. Keep an eye on current and predicted weather conditions. Report any suspicious activity to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021, or in an emergency call 911.

About Stream Valley Park Trail Stream Valley Park Trail is comprised of 3 loops, the longest being 2.5 miles long, that runs adjacent to the Broad Run Flood Plain within Brambleton. Throughout the trail you will find 14 nature stations that explore the flora, fauna and history of this area. The trails in Stream Valley Park are unpaved and are kept natural. They connect to the larger Brambleton and Birchwood at Brambleton community trails which are over 18 miles long (with more planned to be added in the future).

About Broad Run Flood Plain

STREAM VALLEY PARK TRAIL GUIDE

Broad Run is a tributary of the Potomac River that drains 67.5 square miles in portions of eastern Loudoun County and western Fairfax County. Broad Run generally flows northward and empties into the Potomac River about 10 miles southeast of Leesburg. Approximately 13 percent of all land within Loudoun County is drained by Broad Run through a network of 59 miles of perennial streams and 38 miles of intermittent streams.

Brambleton Overall Trail & Amenities Map Download file here: Brambleton.com/Amenities

Tick Prevention

Avoid tick-infested areas, such as tall grasses, whenever feasible. Do a tick check whenever you return from a potential tick habitat. Clothes may be pretreated with a tick repellent called permethrin. Other tick repellents are available for treating the skin, but be sure to follow label instructions before using any repellent. Wear light-colored clothing with long sleeves and long pants and tuck your pants into your socks.

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Butterfly Trail Loop

2.5 Miles

Broad Run Trail Loop

1.7 Miles

Hickory Trail Loop

0.7 Miles

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2.5 Miles

Broad Run Trail Loop

1.7 Miles

Hickory Trail Loop

0.7 Miles

Alternative Trail Connection

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Butterfly Trail Loop

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Clubhouse

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Future Event Center

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Underpass

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TRAIL ENTR3ANCE

Greenhouse

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11

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11

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12

9

14

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2

10

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8

TRAIL STATIONS:

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3

9

8

Wetland Mitigation

2

Wetland Habitat

9

3

Buck Rub on Cedar Trees

10

Autumn Olive Trees

4

Broad Run

11

Broad Run

5

Oak & Hickory Forest

12

Red-Winged Blackbird Habitat

6

Wet Meadow

13

Wildflower Meadow and Butterfly Garden

7

Mitigation Cell for Loudoun County Parkway

14

Eastern Red Cedar Trees

Native Wildflower Meadow

4

Hickory Trail Loop

Bluebird Nesting Box

Historical Pasture

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Broad Run Trail Loop

2

5

Underpass

7

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8

4

7

Locations are approximate and subject to change; updated Feb 2021.

Please note that Stream Valley Park Trail System is unpaved and includes uneven surfaces. Proper footwear (hiking or athletic shoes) is highly recommended.