ElevationAscent: 245' 75 m
Descent: -235' -72 m
High: 296' 90 m
Low: 196' 60 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“Lake Accotink offers an abundance of activities.”— Ernest Rodriguez
For mountain bikers, there is a network of about 6 miles of mostly intermediate singletrack that can be accessed from the Lake Accotink Fire Road. For more mountain biking, take the fire road access tunnel under Braddock Road to Wakefield Park.
If you begin taking consistent right turns when the trail splits, you should be able to follow the railroad tracks. If done correctly, the trail overlooks the train tracks. Whichever trail you end up taking, you'll encounter many large roots, up and downhills, baby heads, a river crossing (depending on which trails you take), log jumps, mud, and many other combinations. This is a very challenging trail due to its quick downhill/uphill transitions, requiring quick gear changes and an eye for a good line.
The trail ends at the top of the Lake Accotink dam. Just follow the asphalt path down to the information center. At Lake Accotink there are water fountains, boat rentals, and drink machines.
If you continue past the beach to the bridge, you'll follow a gravel trail which ends at the Wakefield ball fields. Continue to the Rec Center and then onto the Wakefield trail network. To return to your parked car, take the asphalt trail back up past the Lake Accotink dam and then onto the gravel trail. This trail will quickly take you back to the trailhead.
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