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!

   2018 NEWS & EVENTS

Annual Snipe Hunt & Potluck Luncheon
 Sat., April 28, 2018
(Raindate: Sun., April 29th) 
Cabin Branch Farm
10393 Conde Rd. Marshall, VA
Home of Carla & Scott McCloud
  • 9:00 am  Trail Ride
  • 11:00 am Trail Hike
  • 11:30 am 5k Run    NEW THIS YEAR!!!
  • 1:00 pm Potluck. Pls bring dish to share &
     your own beverage. OCTS supplies water & soda
  • VOTE on your favorite photographs!

Deadline: March 31st
  • Images should be high resolution 300 dpi 
  • and at least these dimensions shown in inches, mm and pixels below:
    • 5.59" x 4.33"
      142 x 110 mm
      1677 x 1300 pixels

  • email entries along with your name,
    phone number/contact information
    and photograph title!
  • octsphotocontest@gmail.com

Barn Dance

Sat., Oct. 20, 2018
additional details to follow 
Our "usual" great fall get-together AND this year,
Square Dance Caller!
Dust off those boots -- grab
yer pardner & have some FUN!


Orlean Christmas



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

The OCTS has no regular source of income; 
donations to assist with future activities 
are greatly appreciated.

Please look for the donation jar at OCTS events.


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