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Hidden Oaks Nature Center & Annandale Park

Important Notices

COVID-19 & the VBWT: Be Safe While OutdoorsDGIF encourages you to be safe while outdoors. Before heading out, first check with individual sites on the Virginia Bird & Wildlife Trail to find out whether they are still open to the public. Information regarding closures is typically posted on a site's own website. Be advised that some sites, even if still open, may have certain public facilities closed during this time. If a site is still open, maintain CDC social distancing guidelines while enjoying the outdoors.

Description

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. Several hiking trails and a butterfly garden are available.

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.

Directions

From Previous Site on the Great Falls Loop of VBWT:

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.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: Fairfax County Park Authority: 703-941-1065
  • Website
  • Season: All
  • Access: Free; closed Tuesday

10 Most Recent Bird Observations Added to eBird

  • Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Carolina Wren
  • Gray Catbird
  • American Goldfinch
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Ovenbird

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Bike Trails
  • Environmental Study Area
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Hiking Trails
  • Information
  • Interpretive Nature Program
  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Restrooms