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.



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   2017 NEWS & EVENTS


Annual Snipe Hunt

DATE: April 29, 2017
rain date: April 30th
2017 OCTS Snipe Hunt Events will take place at the Sprieser Sporthorse Annex
  • for mapping purposes: the driveway OPPOSITE 7047 Olinger Road
  • this is the 3rd driveway down from the Sprieser home (#1 driveway), Sprieser Stables (#2 driveway), turn right at 3rd driveway Annex (#3 driveway)
  • follow directional signage
Trail Ride (Horses)
  • Ride leaves at 9:00 am.
  • Please note: a small portion of the trail is gravel.
  • We’d like to get a ball-park estimate for riders -- please email Jay Speer jayspeer@aol.com with your count.
  • BUT: if it’s last minute and you are able to join the ride we still want you!!!
  • Inclement weather cancellation will be posted on our FB and Web by 8am Sat., April 29 
Trail Hike (People)
  • Hike leaves at 11:30am
  • Meet at the OCTS Membership Table 
  • Wear comfortable walking/hiking shoes (no flipflops, lol), be prepared to hike down and back up a hill. We will look for spring flowers (going fast now), amphibians, fish and other critters in the stream!
  • Inclement weather cancellation will be posted on our FB and Web by 8am Sat., April 29 

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.



Barn Dance

DATE: Fall: TB

Orlean Christmas

DATE: 1st Sat. in Dec.

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