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Lake Accotink

Intermediate
 3.3 (23) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Lake Accotink offers an abundance of activities.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

85%

Singletrack

296' 90 m

High

196' 60 m

Low

245' 75 m

Up

235' 72 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ernest Rodriguez

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  3.3 from 23 votes

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Photos

Shredding the trails with Hu & Won
May 7, 2019 near Kings Park, VA
Love flying through here.
Sep 6, 2020 near Ravensw…, VA
Taking a quick break.
Sep 6, 2020 near Kings Park, VA
Singletrack trail
Sep 6, 2020 near Kings Park, VA
Taking in the scenery.
Sep 6, 2020 near Kings Park, VA
RR Bridge entrance to Accotink Park trails from Carleigh Parkway.
Jul 22, 2015 near Ravensw…, VA

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Mar 27, 2021
Gretchen Sweeney
5.1mi — 1h 02m
Mar 20, 2021
Manuel Zevallos
Dec 19, 2020
Rocky Rafi
Sep 6, 2020
Sebastian
17.8mi
Jul 3, 2020
Joseph Abrahams
w/ Shane
Jun 15, 2020
Matthew Hussey
First timer here. Some great technical features and steep short climbs and more log crossings than I can count! A lot of fun but darn confusing. 7mi — 1h 30m
Jun 2, 2020
Dave Teal
Agreed with all comments: a maze of trails with no flow, but a challenge if that is what you are looking for. 9.2mi — 1h 14m
Jun 2, 2020
Kevin Selm
Very technical! Serious hills, obstacles, etc.

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