Foxstone Park (Spy Park)
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Foxstone Park (Spy Park)
Length: 2.0 miles
Surface: paved or gravel
Exposure: shade and sun
Surroundings: woods, stream, homes, streets
Foxstone Park is one of the places where newspapers report
that FBI employee Robert Hanssen was passing secret information to foreign
agents. Until his arrest I had never heard of Foxstone Park and curiosity
drove me to look it over to see why this location was chosen. Having looked
it over I still donít know why it was chosen except for the possible proximity
to his home.
I named it Spy Park because the purpose of this site is
to get people walking to keep them living longer. Curiosity is a powerful
motivator and possibly you may also want to see the location where these escapades
took place. I feel certain you will enjoy the walk through these grounds.
- The walk starts at the intersection of East Street
and Ayr Hill Avenue in Vienna. Take the asphalt pathway on the north side
of East Street adjacent to Ayr Hill Avenue. It leads into the woods.
- The trail turns left under the trees and Wolftrap Creek
can be seen on the right and houses on the left.
- The trail turns right and crosses a bridge over Wolftrap
Creek. It leads into a gravel access road. The Westwood Country Club can
be seen through the fence on the right. Follow the gravel road to Creek
- After crossing Creek Crossing Road at the crosswalk
you will see an asphalt trail next to the Foxstone Park sign. Take the asphalt
trail as it leads into the woods. Homes will be seen fairly close to the
right of the trail. The creek will be on the left.
- A trail intersects on both sides just prior to a bridge.
A high-tension electric line passes overhead and follows the creek. Stay
on the trail that crosses the short bridge with the homes continuing on
- The trail crosses over the creek twice within a very
short distance. A June 2006 storm undermined part of the pavement here so
- The high-tension wires turn left and a trail intersects
on the left. Continue straight on the current trail. (Note) The walk route
used to turn left here but the asphalt trail on the other side of the creek
has been removed and is only a dirt trail now. It can get very muddy in
- Turn left at the next asphalt trail intersection and
cross the creek on a new bridge. This bridge was built in 2007. After crossing
the creek turn right to follow the asphalt trail on the other side of the
creek. Notice that the park is mowed in this area giving the homes on the
left the appearance of being part of a large estate.
- A trail intersects on the right leading to a previous
creek crossing. The June 2006 storms washed out this bridge. Continue straight
on the present trail.
- The trail turns to the left away from the creek and
leads to a trail that exits the park. Take a sharp right onto this trail
heading back towards the creek. The trail crosses the creek on a bridge.
- Turn right at the next trail intersection. There will
be a basketball court on your left and the creek on your right.
(The trail to the left leads to Old Courthouse Road. That road is narrow
at the intersection with the trail and there are no connecting trails or
sidewalks at that location. You may wish to walk down to Old Courthouse
Road and back as there is an interesting large estate on the right that
has not been turned over to developers. This estate is less than a 5-minute
drive to Tysons Corner.)
- An asphalt trail intersects from the right. Continue
straight on the present trail.
- A trail intersects from the left. Turn left and walk
up the hill.
- The trail turns left and passes between houses to intersect
with Foxstone Drive. Turn right to follow the sidewalk along this road.
- Foxstone Drive ends at Creek Crossing Road. Cross that
road and turn right to follow the sidewalk on the other side. Cross Fairway
Drive and continue along the sidewalk along Creek Crossing Road.
- After a short distance turn left and follow the gravel
access road. At the end of the access road take the asphalt trail onto the
bridge over Wolftrap Creek.
- The trail turns left under the trees and follows the
creek on the left with homes on the right.
- The walk ends back at the starting point.
If you wish to learn where the secret papers were left before
taking the walk click here to bypass the walk
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