Welcome to the Orlean Community Trail System

Who We Are

The Orlean Community Trail System (“OCTS”) is a non-profit grassroots community-based organization of neighbors who seek to create a network of trails for riders and hikers in the Orlean, VA area. OCTS works with landowners to plan new and restore existing trails. In this way, OCTS is enhancing a sense of community in an area that has, over the years, lost some of that “neighborhood feel”. OCTS members abide by OCTS trail etiquette

We also have a social side and sponsor several large, community events throughout the year, which build community spirit.

Where Are The Trails?

Trails are or can be in your own backyard! We currently have more than 300 participating landowners and more than 20 miles of trails. Trails are developed based on the concept of micro-neighborhoods. The majority of users are immediate neighbors, familiar with each other and the specific requirements of the property landowners. Landowners exercise their own discretion in permitting various types of passage (e.g. horses, hikers, motorized vehicles).

“No man is an island”-- Not all trails are currently contiguous. Therefore, it is important to recognize that regardless of property size or location, each landowner serves as a stepping stone to expand to other properties and connect the trail system.

Talk to your neighbors about existing trails or creating trails…the OCTS can help you!

How Can I Join/Help?

This one is easy.

Simply complete the form on the "Contact Us" page of this website, email info@orleantrailsystem.org for further details. Landowners willing to participate in our trail system should contact our Landowner Chairman.



Please Visit Our Sponsors Page. Contact us to become one!

   2017 NEWS & EVENTS


OCTS is a volunteer organization that takes great pleasure in maintaining/developing trails for
its members and fostering a unique
sense of community.

It, however, has no regular source of income;
a donation to assist with future activities
would be greatly appreciated.

Please look for the donation jar at OCTS events.


Annual Snipe Hunt

DATE: April 29, 2017
rain date: April 30th

check here for Trail Ride & Hike details


Deadline is March 31st
Don't forget to include Image Title,
Your Name & Contact Info
  • Your image should be 300 dpi and  saved as a jpeg
  • Horizontal format
    • 5.47" x 4.21"
    • 139 x 107 mm
    • 1642 x 1264 pixels
  • Vertical format
    • 4.21" x 5.47"
    • 107 x 139 mm
    • 1264 x 1642 pixels
Wednesday, April 12, beginning at 10 am. 

Meet at the Garden near the 
Orlean Firehouse on Leeds Manor.
We'll weed, plant shrubs and landscape plugs and rake up old grass to use as mulch.
Please bring shovels, rakes, small hand trowels or bulb planters, gloves. 
Put your name on your tools.

Adopt-a-Highway Program
Trash Pickup
April 22, 2017  • 2pm

Barn Dance

DATE: Fall: TB

Orlean Christmas

DATE: 1st Sat. in Dec.

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