The Breathtaking Virginia Hike That Glows Gold Once A Year

Fall in Virginia may be an ephemeral season, but fortunately there are countless ways to embrace it. Hikes that typically go unnoticed become transformed by the changing leaves and make their way to the very top of our adventure bucket lists. One such trail, tucked away in Mason Neck State Park, transforms to gorgeous shades of gold this time of year. So pack a jacket, plenty of water, and don’t forget your camera!

Note: You’ll want to bring some cash as there is a minimal entry fee upon entering the park.

Have you visited Mason Neck State Park during the fall? If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences there! Wondering about the best time to visit this park? You can use our Fall Foliage Map as a resource. You can also visit the official Virginia State Parks page for general information about the park.