Check out this short YouTube video that provides an introduction to the hike. There is a lot to do at this park, so if you want to do some kayaking, fishing, play volleyball, etc,. check out the park website for more information.
A large picnic area is near the Potomac River and the trail head. It is a great place to picnic after the trail. To make a longer trip out of your park visit, we recommend that you walk the Lee Woods Trail, picnic, and then walk the short Powell's Creek Trail on your way out of the park.
The trail has about dozen marked spots of historical interest. Many contain signage, however, some do not and the trail map available on the web does not contain any pertinent information. If the Visitor Center is open, you may want to inquire about a more detailed map that explains the significance of the marked spots. However, if such a map is not available, don't worry about it, the map provided here will easily get you through the park.
To reach the trailhead, park as close to the end of Daniel K. Ludwig Drive as you can. At the end of the road, there is a roundabout, and the trailhead is easily visible from the roundabout.
Start the trail by walking up the hill and making a right towards the large fire pit. Continue out to Freestone Point. Follow the red trail markers (see picture below). The trail is pretty well marked so it should be easy to stay on track.
One quick note. After observing the site of the former railroad, return towards the cemetery to pick up the correct path. There is an additional path behind the bench at the railroad overlook that will take you towards the water and off the Lee Woods Trail.