Motts Run Reservoir

Multipurpose trails around Motts Run Reservoir just west of Fredericksburg.

  • 5 miles
Running time
  • 1 hours
Total ascent/descent
  • 600 feet
    125 feet/mile

The Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area is an 860-acre natural area, comprised of 700 acres of rolling terrain surrounding a 160 acre reservoir which provides water to the residents of Fredericksburg and parts of Spotsylvania County. There are currently 8.1 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails and nearly 5 miles of hiking only trail.

More information at the Fredericksburg Trails Alliance, Hiking Upward, AllTrails, and Trailforks.

Last updated December 10, 2020

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shouldn't rely on these directions alone; they are often not specific enough to navigate by, and may be incorrect or out of date.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.