Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
- Seasons: All
- Site Contact: (703) 941-1065
- Site Access: Free; closed Tuesday
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Site CGF13: Hidden Oaks Park & Nature Center/Accotink
Hidden Oaks is part of the adjoining Annandale Community Park. The park's forest is comprised of second growth tulip poplar, American beech, white and red oaks, and Virginia and white pines. Over 100 species of birds have been seen along the park's roads and trails including wild turkey, barred and great horned owls, and many species of warblers. Watch for waterthrushes and other stream birds at the three bridges over Accotink Creek, located along the west side of the nature center. These accessible stream valley woodlands provide excellent habitat for birds and excellent access for people. The Hidden Oaks Nature Center can provide driving directions to all other points along the Accotink Creek Stream Valley corridor, the first phase of the cross-county connector trail.
Depart Wakefield Park and turn left to I-495 North; travel on I-495 North for 1.4 miles. Take Exit %2B/SR 236 East, go 0.4 miles and turn left at the first stoplight, Hummer Road. Travel 0,4 miles and turn left onto Royce Street. Go 0.1 miles and turn left into Hidden Oaks Nature Center.