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Wakefield Park

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


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6.8

Miles

10.9

KM

Singletrack

285' 87 m

High

208' 63 m

Low

325' 99 m

Up

348' 106 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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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Pat Doyle

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Photos

Biking Bad with Hu at Wakefield Park
Dec 16, 2018 near Ravensw…, VA
Hu riding up a skinny!
Dec 16, 2018 near Annandale, VA
My sister using the switchbacks at Wakefield Park on her first mountain bike ride ever.
Jan 14, 2016 near Ravensw…, VA
Mellow turns along the creek
May 23, 2018 near Ravensw…, VA
Highlights Of Wakefield Park.
Sep 14, 2015 near Annandale, VA
Rock garden under the power lines
May 23, 2018 near Annandale, VA

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Dec 17, 2022
Rob Freishtat
Dec 7, 2022
Nico Marvin
Nov 25, 2022
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Aug 19, 2022
Timothy Howard
Quick but challenging ride in the afternoon before going home 4.5mi — 0h 45m
Aug 13, 2022
Rob Freishtat
Feb 21, 2022
Rob Freishtat
Dec 1, 2021
Timothy Howard
0h 50m
Oct 17, 2021
Timothy Howard
Intervals of high effort, to right before I'm panting and unable to sustain the effort for long.

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