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Board Meetings are held monthly. Check our Facebook page for general membership meetings.

Current Board Members

Julie Ben-Achour, President
Jean Reimers, Vice-President
Joan Burkgren, Treasurer
Jane Fragola, Secretary
Sue Bennett, Director

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Plans to Route Cross County Trail under Route 7 at Difficult Run

There are plans to route the Cross County Trail under Route 7 at Difficult Run. Please look at the schematic of the plan (PDF) and give your input on this project, either at the upcoming public hearing or by letter/email!

The public hearing is scheduled for November 15, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Colvin Run Elementary School. Supervisor's Foust (Dranesville) and Hudgins (Hunter Mill) as well as Representatives Favola, and Murphy will be there. Information on the public hearing as well as information on previous meetings is available on the Route 7 Corridor Improvements website.

The plan raises Route 7 to help eliminate flooding. Of special interest to equestrians are the following design features:

  • According to William Dunn, the VDOT project engineer, the trail surface for the CCT at this location is going to be concrete, which could be problematic/slippery for horses if the surface is smooth.
  • The clearance from the trail to the underside of the road will only be 10 feet. which is probably not adequate for horses.

It is imperative that many equestrians and trail advocates attend this meeting and give feedback. Letters from individuals and organizations to the supervisors and other officials on hand would also be helpful.

The deadline for comments is December 2, 2016. You can send them in writing to: Mr. William Dunn, P. E. Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22030 or via e-mail to Please reference "Nov.15 Design Public Hearing" in the subject line.

It might also be a good idea to send copies of your letters/emails to Supervisor Foust, and the other officials attending this meeting.

Trailblazers at Work!

Members of the Great Falls Trailblazers and United Methodist church volunteers worked on April 16, 2016 to improve the trail in front of the church along Georgetown Pike. GFTB members in attendance were Jean Reimers, Julie Ben-Achour. Sue Bennett and Karen Jones Niedringhaus.

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Trail Crosswalk Improvements At Route 7 and Colvin Run

Fairfax County will start construction on Project No. ST-000003-018, Leesburg Pike/Colvin Run Road Pedestrian Access Improvement Project, on April 18, 2016 and is expected to complete construction by early 2017.

This project will add a signalized pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Colvin Run Road, providing a safe crossing for pedestrians and improving access to the Cross County Trail system. Construction will involve intersection modification, lane widening, and the installation of 203 linear feet of new sidewalk, bus pads, and pedestrian accessibility improvements. Signal modification improvements will include new mast poles, pedestrian signals, signage, pavement marking, and other associated improvements.

These improvements involve construction of retaining walls, storm drainage structures, fencing, and other related improvements. There may be lane closures during off-peak hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Qais Bashir, at 703-324-5085 or

Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan 2013 Edition

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The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan is a guide used for decision-making about the built and natural environment.

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Trail Blazers help fight flooding at River Bend

Trail Etiquette. Many of our local trails are on private property. Help us keep these trails open for all to enjoy by following these guidelines.