Adventurous Local Hiking Spots or Trails for Thrill-Seekers

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If you're an avid outdoorsman or woman in Fairfax, you're likely always on the hunt for more hiking trails, rafting spots and ski resorts in the area. Here are just a few favorite places for thrill-seekers looking for that next adventure destination.

  • Bryce Resort. Before the winter ends, be sure to hit up Bryce Resort, just an hour outside of Fairfax. This ski and snowboard resort has some of the best slopes in Northern Virginia, and it's well-known for its training programs that will teach both kids and adults alike the art of skiing. For those who aren't quite so adventurous, Bryce Resort also offers 800-foot snow tubing lanes that promise hours of fun.
  • Fairfax County Park Authority. Fairfax's incredible local parks boast more than 371 miles of trails, which mean that you can explore a new trail just about every weekend! Use the handy online trail finder to located hiking destinations or bike routes near you.
  • Terrapin Adventures. If you've always wanted to learn how to zip line, complete a challenge course, or climb a rock wall, Terrapin Adventures offers all of this and more in one convenient place. It's perfect for an afternoon with friends or even a birthday party for the little ones.
  • Harpers Ferry. For a full day of rafting fun, head out to Harpers Ferry, VA. This beautifully scenic area offers numerous guided tours, as well as opportunities for more experienced rafters to go out on their own rafting adventure.