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Lake Accotink



4.8 mile 7.8 kilometer loop
85% Singletrack


Ascent: 245' 75 m
Descent: -235' -72 m
High: 296' 90 m
Low: 196' 60 m


Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)


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Trail shared by Ernest Rodriguez

Lake Accotink offers an abundance of activities.

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The park features a 55-acre lake where you can fish, kayak, canoe, or take a tourboat ride. A carousel, snack bar, playground and picnic tables ensure a fun time for the whole family. The 4-mile hiking and biking loop circumnavigating the park can be accessed at various entrance points along the way.

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.


The main trail is a gravel trail and is very easy. There are many singletrack trails off of the main trail. Other than the main trail entrance, this section is a climb laden with large roots and sharp, loose baby head rocks, presenting a precursor to this trail's condition. This immediate uphill will bring you to the singletrack trail network, which splits off many times, allowing for many different combinations.

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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Sep 19, 2019
Charlie Scharfen
Old school all purpose singletrack. Lots of tight turns, rocks, roots. Not the best for maintaining flow. Map doesn't show all available singletrack 4.8mi — 1h 30m
Jul 13, 2019
Emma Dryden
Jun 29, 2019
Jim Muth
May 27, 2019
Pete Pearson
Feb 23, 2019
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Sep 5, 2018
Jeff Mack
Sep 4, 2018
Jeff Mack
Aug 21, 2018
Gary Ryan

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