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Trail

6.8 mile 10.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 325' 99 m
Descent: -348' -106 m
High: 285' 87 m
Low: 208' 63 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Pat Doyle

Located in the heart of the Capital region, Wakefield Park is host to numerous mountain biking events.

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Night Riding:
The Park permits night riding on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights only. Riders do not have to join the MORE-sponsored rides to ride on these nights.

Description

North trails and South trails separated by the Wakefield Park road. North trails are accessible from multiple points on the other side of baseball and soccer fields behind the Audrey Moore RECenter. There is a doubletrack greenway behind the park baseball fields.

A Right turn (North) will go to Wakefield North Trails along Accotink Creek and access to the \"Bowl\" section, follow orange and yellow trail blazes.

A Left turn (South) on the greenway will lead to a tunnel crossing under Braddock Rd and on to the Lake Accotink Network trails.

To access Wakefield South trails from Audrey Moore RECenter parking lot entrance go Left across the footbridge and look left for a tunnel crossing Wakefield Park road. South trails are marked with blue trail blazes.

The Wakefield trail system is really composed of three trails referred to in the local vernacular as the creek trail, the racetrack, and the bowl. Each section has its own flavor and you can mix and match to suit your tastes.

Head out beyond the softball fields and the powerlines and you run into the creek trail. In terms of difficulty, the creek trail is the easiest of the three. Although its relatively flat as far as mountain biking trails go, it has enough twists and turns to keep anyone entertained. Novice riders will gain from the cornering skills needed to navigate this trail, while speed demons will enjoy the trance-like state which comes from ripping this trail at top speed. But please, always be courteous and yield to hikers and other trail users since there are quite a few on this trail.

Go to the north end of the creek trail and start looking for some upward going trails on the left and youve found the racetrack section, so named because of the PVC-sponsored race series held there. The racetrack section is a maze of short and steep climbs and fun, twisting downhills with an occasional log pile thrown in to blow your rhythm. Add a few fireroad climbs under the powerlines and you have a bonafide XC race course.

The bowl is the section of trail near the parking lot on the right side of the park access road as you enter the park. A couple of trailheads are clearly visible from the parking lot: one behind the playground area, and another on the south end of the parking lot.

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Jun 12, 2019
Richard Haase
Trails in good shape. A few damp spots, but nothing severe. Tried to follow the race arrows, but there seemed to be some missing. Got lost a lot. 11.4mi — 1h 34m
Jun 8, 2019
Rodney Smith
Awesome ride! Leesa loved it! 5mi — 1h 10m
Jun 8, 2019
Tim Howard
1h 34m
May 29, 2019
Eric Sussman
Mar 30, 2019
Tony Zarrella
Mar 17, 2019
Tim Howard
Breaking the rust off, literally and physically. I cant remember the last time I've been out riding which is sad. Time to invest more time in this. 3mi — 11h 00m
Mar 3, 2019
Gary Ahrens
Oct 9, 2018
Kristina Picha
Mostly dry but still muddy in lower lying areas.

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