Turkey Run Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description
Turkey Run Park is considered the crown jewel of forested sites in the Potomac River Gorge. This expansive 700 acre park is owned by National Park Service. Situated along George Washington Memorial Highway in Mclean, and just 15 minutes north of downtown Arlington, it's a convenient way to get immersed in nature with your four-legged friend. It features a unique landscape of riverbanks, flood terraces, upland forest, streams, and underground seeps, all waiting to be explored by you and your adventure dog! 

Parking is available at each of the picnic areas in the park, where you can unload your pups from your vehicle, and embark on your adventure. You can explore the area by means of some trails that wander through the diverse ecosystems. One popular trail here is the Turkey Run Trail. This 3.8 mile trail is rated as moderated, features views of the river and even a waterfall. The trail starts at the C1 parking lot and heads down to the Potomac River. You may want to bring a map or use your GPS to avoid getting lost. Every season has something to offer in this park, such as blooming wildflowers, green leafy canopies, vibrant fall colors and gentle snowfalls. 

Some of the amenities in Turkey Run Park include picnic areas, restrooms, and drinking fountains, just what you need to host a gathering with family and friends. Water for the restrooms and fountains are turned off seasonally, from October to April, so be sure to plan accordingly. There are no trash cans in the park, so be sure to pack out what you packed in. 

Dogs are welcome with both paws in this park, as long your dog stays leashed and is picked up after at all times, so be sure to bring clean up bags. Please make sure your dog stays respectful to everyone, including other humans, dogs, and wildlife. 

Turkey Run Park is a pawfect place to enjoy some fresh air and exercise with your best pal! 

Address
Turkey Run Loop Rd
Mclean, VA 22101
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Address
Turkey Run Loop Rd
Mclean, VA 22101
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM