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Lake Accotink Loop Trail Singletrack

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The singletrack portion of the Loop Trail.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.7

KM

Singletrack

296' 90 m

High

205' 63 m

Low

177' 54 m

Up

227' 69 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

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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Ernest Rodriguez

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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  4.2 from 6 votes
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Trail Rankings

#194

in Virginia

#7,129

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Photos

Shredding the trails with Hu & Won
May 7, 2019 near Kings Park, VA
RR Bridge entrance to Accotink Park trails from Carleigh Parkway.
Jul 22, 2015 near Ravensw…, VA
Fall Colors at Lake Accotink Dam. Lake Accotink Loop Trail below.
Jul 15, 2017 near Ravensw…, VA
Biking Bad - Lake Accotink + jumps & bunny hops practice
Jun 3, 2020 near Kings Park, VA
Nice rock garden on Accotink Loop
Jul 14, 2020 near Ravensw…, VA
Intersection of Lake Accotink Trail and Lake Accotink Access Trail.
Jul 21, 2017 near Kings Park, VA

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Jul 25, 2020
Héctor Ortiz
Sep 26, 2019
Adam Christopher
Did this along with parts of Wakefield and the GC CC Trail. Can't wait to go back and explore the rest of the singletrack I didn't get to. 13.4mi — 1h 46m
Aug 24, 2019
Ryan P
It rained yesterday, so there was a lot of mug. I parked at Canterbury Woods Park and road over to Lake Accotink Park. 7.1mi — 1h 16m
Jun 15, 2019
Timothy Howard
Wow, I need to come back here once I'm in better shape! Also, the trail isn't maintained very well but it's got some sick drops. 3.6mi
Feb 17, 2019
Matt Mx2
Feb 16, 2019
Matt Mx2
Surprisingly dry
Aug 11, 2018
Craig Karnis

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