Welcome to the Orlean Community Trail System

Who We Are

The Orlean Community Trail System (“OCTS”) is a non-profit community-based organization of members and friends who seek to restore trails in the Orlean, Virginia, area to the “way it used to be,” where private landowners allowed riders and neighbors to traverse their property in a responsible fashion. In turn, OCTS members abide by OCTS trail etiquette and build back up a sense of community in an area that has, over the years, lost some of that “neighborhood feel” that prevailed in earlier days in the Orlean area.

What We Do

By working with contiguous landowners to create a network of trails on which riders and accompanying walkers can ride, we seek to string together trails of several miles, mostly in natural settings, making for a pleasurable trail ride. We work with landowners to plan routes and we provide signage such that riders know where, and where not, to ride on any given property. We do our best to assure that all our riding members abide by the organization’s riding rules. We also have a social side and sponsor several largely social events throughout the year, which also build community spirit.

How can I join/help?

This one is easy – anyone with an interest in our community-based organization is eligible to join. You do not have to be a participating landowner to join – in fact, you don’t have to be an equestrian to join. Some of our members don’t ride, rather they enjoy the social side of the organization. But many of our members are equestrians of all ages and abilities who enjoying trail riding on their own properties and those of their neighbors, all in a responsible and safe fashion causing no damage to any landowner’s property. If this appeals to you, please 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.


The Community Improvement Award recognizes landowners who set back fences from property lines and who clear trails.

Newly arrived neighbors who retain their property in OCTS are also recognized. Justin Peery and Kate Daugherty were awarded it for this reason.

Congratulations to them!

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


   Upcoming Events


                   OCTS Board Meeting
                          Monday, June 8
                            7:00 pm.
                         Orlean Market

All OCTS members welcome.

Recent Events

10th Annual

Orlean Snipe Hunt 

Potluck Luncheon

A neighborly gathering with trail rides, hiking, food, and fun for the family in support of the continued development of a voluntary community trail system.

 WHEN: Saturday, April 25th, 2015

(Rain date Sunday, April 26th)

WHERESouthwood Farm
6250 Rattle Branch Road
Marshall, VA 20115
  • Snipe Hunt trail ride will leave promptly at 9:00 am (horseback)
  • Hike (walking) Leaves at 12:30 pm
  • Pot Luck Luncheon begins at 1:30 pm!

Please bring a dish to share


For most recent OCTS Board meeting minutes and Treasurer's Report:
Click Here for Minutes

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