Updated January 3, 2022. Looking for the best sledding hills in NoVA? There are dozens throughout the region, but these sledding hills get rave reviews and have served local families for decades. Pack up your helmets and sleds, then head for the hills.
The hills in this western Loudoun County regional park are gentle and long with wide, open views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 17501 Franklin Park Dr., Purcellville
Stone House in Manassas National Battlefield
The rolling meadows of this national park offer expansive spaces for sledding, especially near the Stone House off Sudley Road. 6511 Sudley Rd., Manassas
Signal Hill Park in Manassas Park
The park’s hills were once used as a lookout post by the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The park has ample parking and walking trails, too. 9300 Signal View Dr., Manassas
James S. Long Regional Park
This popular sledding location features 6 miles of trails and gentle sloping knolls perfect for younger kids. 4603 James Madison Hwy., Haymarket
Windmill Hill Park
The picturesque park in Old Town (pictured above) is a comfortable place for parents to watch the kids slide down the hill from benches and picnic tables. Parking is limited. 501 S. Union St., Alexandria
Lake Fairfax Park
Find a super-steep sledding hill behind the picnic area restrooms at this family-friendly lakeside park. 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston
The steepish hills adjacent to Sycamore Street are best suited to daring, experienced sledders looking for an adrenaline rush. 2400 N. Sycamore St., Arlington
(Photo by Carol Jean Stalun Photography for Visit Alexandria)
This story originally appeared in the January issue as part of the Winter Wonderland feature. For more stories like this, subscribe to our monthly magazine.