VHTRC Guide to Local Trails

Burke Lake

This easy to follow trail is a scenic, flat, and smooth 4.7 mile loop that encircles Burke Lake, and is a popular choice for beginning trail runners and road runners alike. There are a number of runners who train here regularly, including many local high school cross country teams. The flat trail is ideal for tempo runs, and doing three or more loops can make for nice long run with periodic access to your car for water and fuel.

Map

What you do is up to you, but you shouldn't rely on these directions alone; they are often not specific enough to navigate by, and may be incorrect or out of date. Review a map beforehand and carry it with you. Tell a friend where you are going and when you plan to return. Do not count on having cell phone service while on the run. The VHTRC is not responsible for your welfare on any of these runs. If you go on one of these runs and get lost, run out of water, get injured, mauled by a bear, or die, or if anything else goes wrong, it's your fault; not ours. You assume all risks here and the VHTRC assumes none at all. Legal issues aside, some of these runs are more remote than others and the VHTRC is not suggesting that you do any of these runs, unless you are prepared to accept full responsibility for yourself.