One guy, five ditches in northern Virginia

Ditches in Northern Virginia

John Egertson sent in some pictures his friend Mike Alexander took of a day’s worth of ditch sessions in northern Virginia. While I certainly appreciate the photos, John and Mike could use an extra body or two in their crew. At the very least, John needs to pick up that camera every once and a while! Hey look, I spelled “Virginia” right this time!

Target ditch.
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Lizard ditch.
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Duck pond ditch.
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Bike path ditch.
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Ashburn’s big ditch. Is there a little one too?
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19 Comments

  1. Ditches are forever….

  2. houseofneil on June 13, 2009 - Reply

    that looks like a really fun session

  3. looks like franconia ditch. Been there done that.

  4. john egertson on June 14, 2009 - Reply

    we rode franconia (fleet street)as far back as about 1980. None of these are franconia, but they’re very similar…

  5. cskate on June 15, 2009 - Reply

    I miss ditches.

  6. JesseCrotty on September 7, 2010 - Reply

    where is duck pond located and which ditch is that in Ashburn I used to live right their.

  7. masterochicken on September 7, 2010 - Reply

    Those ditches look beautiful! I can’t find any like that in my town.

  8. Franconia Ditch was EPIC! The first guy to take me there was Neil Hughes. Anyone know Neil Hughes? I’d love to get back in touch with him. He was such a ripper, and had a sick half pipe in Annandale.

    • DOn’t know Neil but there was a Sprinfield ramp too in someone’s back yard. He had pet rabbits.

      • Ramp sounds like Tommy Meiklejohn’s. Skated it and the Franconia ditch. Springfield VA…world’s largest parking lot.

  9. I found the target ditch but i have no idea how to get to the others… i live in springfield so i’de love to go to the franconia ditch but no1 ive talked to knows where it is… help please?

    • Look in Franconia Google Earth and search visually from a decent height.

    • Jimi. Dude ! Franconia ditch is in between Flat rock rd, Yadkin ct, China grove ct., Deer gap ct. etc.

      Enjoy

  10. I need to find the Lizard Ditch featured in one of the above images. How do I get there ?

    Somebody Help !

  11. someone pleeeease help me find the lizard ditch! it looks so gnarly

  12. Need help in NOVA I’d like to find some more ditches that are rideable. I know of Franconia anyone point me in the directions of others?

  13. Hey gents,

    Need some serious help finding a ditch in Falls Church, VA. Used to skate it 20 years ago. It was somewhere off of “Pimmitt Rd” , off of Rt 7, before Tysons. It had high walls and was perfect. I found a smaller ditch in the area w/ water in it, for about 1/2 mile. Want to take my kids ditch skating.. any help is appreciated!

    • Darrin Snyder on December 30, 2015 - Reply

      I went to that ditch many years ago. Was never dry anytime I went there. There is the smaller ditch that ran behind peoples houses. But there was a park nearby if you walked down the entrance path you could take a very short hike through the woods to the right to get to the larger ditch. Don’t know the names of the road, but I am sure you can Google what parks are in that area.

  14. Darrin Snyder on December 30, 2015 - Reply

    Me and my buds used to skate a gnarly ditch off Braddock Road in the Annandale area. A stones throw from Wakefield park. It was next to a high rise business building. We called it Wallows after seeing Animal Chin. Was a small ditch and fast. You had to carve quick around unlevel parts of the Crete. Got demolished when they expanded 495. Thinking about it, I think ravensworth was the name of the road.

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