Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

Banshee Reeks is a Nature Preserve, which ensures that all of the plants, animals, habitats and cultural resources are protected. 

  • Family-friendly hiking: explore our 20 miles of trails on 695 acres.
  • Catch and release fishing pond: Virginia state fishing license required for anglers 16 and older. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult with a Virginia state fishing license. 
  • Bikes and horses prohibited
  • Dogs welcome: See details regarding dogs in parks below.


History, Trails and Background

Search & Register for Programs

Volunteer Opportunities

  • The third Saturday of each month is a Volunteer Day at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. 
  • No registration is required. 
  • Help us by:
    • Designing kiosk displays
    • Invasive plant removal
    • Maintenance of the pollinator garden and rain garden
    • Native plant restoration
    • Trail improvements

Dogs in Parks

Dogs are generally allowed in parks while on a physical leash and under the control of the owner, according to Chapter 612.13 of the Loudoun County Codified Ordinances; however, per Chapter 1092.21, there are certain areas within parks that dogs are prohibited. Please see the ordinance language for both 612.13 and 1092.21 for more details.

Contact Us

Contact the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve for more information.