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Cross-County Trail
Pimmit Run Trail
Next Meeting: Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. at McLean Gov Center, located at 1437 Balls Hill Rd, McLean, VA. More
Cross-County Trail
Pimmit Run Trail

Partner Organizations
Great Falls Trailblazers
Mt. Vernon Trail Extension
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Parent Organization
Potomac River Greenways Coalition 501(c)(3)
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About FTAS
In heavily-developed Fairfax County, stream valleys are our last opportunity to create a long network of interconnected off-road trails. Yet such trails, where they exist at all, are fragmented and disconnected. Fairfax Trails and Streams (FTAS), a grassroots trail and environmental advocacy group, aims to create this network, and help protect the watershed. Our primary projects are the Pimmit Run Trail in McLean and the Cross County Trail (CCT)

We publish a biweekly e-mail newsletter, meet monthly in McLean, lead hikes and organize trail construction/maintenance crews. We work with landowners, trail user groups, and government officials to help complete these networks of scenic trails.

FTAS originated the concept of the Cross-County Trail in 1997. FTAS did extensive research to identify a feasible and scenic route. In June 1999, FTAS led the first Cross-County Hike, from Lorton to Great Falls Visitors Center. The group received the American Hiking Society's Trail Development Award in 2000.

Our roots go back to 1990 when we made the first organized attempt to build the Pimmit Run Trail, from Chain Bridge to the Tysons/Olney Park/West Falls Church area. Since then we've continued to promote the creation of the Pimmit Run Trail and helped make the Cross-County Trail a reality.

For years, FTAS has pursued the creation of a brochure about Pimmit Run's upstream and downstream trails. Finally achieved in 2007, this map can be downloaded by clicking HERE! This brochure has the most recent information available about the PRT, complete with maps, in PDF. And also we have prepared for you an offer from our partner specializing in gambling video games - ReallyBestSlots - the company offers to enjoy the world of free slots no download no registration online video slots and relax after a trip to Pimmit Run's  

See a list of our Accomplishments.

Recent Events
2009 Meeting Schedule...
Madeira and Belvoir Efforts...
Burke Springhouse Restoration...
CCT Featured in Parktakes...

FTAS Photo Gallery
See some of our recent trail work trips and hikes:
CCT Construction...
Pimmit Run Cleanup...
Lansdowne PHT Work Trip...
Trails Day CCT Map Unveiling and Hike...
Trails Day Riverbend to Algonkian Hike...
Noman Cole Trail Work Trip & Grand Opening...
CCT Miller Heights Work Trip...
Pimmit Bend Park Trail Re-route...

Pimmit Run Map
Map of Primmit Run
The first detailed historic and environmental map of the Pimmit Run stream valley area, showing the proposed hiking trail along the Pimmit, can be purchased by contacting . Exquisitely illustrated, this map is suitable for framing and proceeds will help support trails in Fairfax County.

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