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Lake Accotink Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.1 (13)

A peaceful doubletrack trail around Lake Accotink.


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Map Key

3.8

Miles

6.2

KM

100%

Runnable

245' 75 m

High

188' 57 m

Low

104' 32 m

Up

112' 34 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This trail has it all: roots, rocks, paved sections, hills, and more. Solid footwear is not necessary, but there is some nearby singletrack where it would be. This trail is nicely shaded for the majority of this run and it links into others, including the Fairfax County Connector Trail.

Description

There are multiple ways to access this trail, including the park's main entrance, offshoot trails in local neighborhoods and the Lake Accontink Access Trail. There are a couple of steep, but short climbs on the trail. Brief sections are paved but the majority is doubletrack with rock and roots. After rains, parts of the trail get really muddy and the area near the dam can flood. Trail is used by walkers, mountain bikers, and runners.

Contacts

Shared By:

Peter Magnuson

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 13 votes

#6726

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  4.1 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#157

in Virginia

#6,726

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3,618 Since Apr 22, 2015
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Photos

Bridge crossing on the trail
Jun 25, 2018 near Ravensw…, VA
Misty morning by the lake.
Jan 16, 2021 near Ravensw…, VA
Looking off the trail over the water.
Jan 16, 2021 near Ravensw…, VA
At the dam. Right after heavy rains, the portion just below the dam can flood.
Apr 22, 2015 near Ravensw…, VA
View of the trail from the dam
Jun 25, 2018 near Ravensw…, VA
Lakeview
Jun 25, 2018 near Ravensw…, VA

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Mar 23, 2019
Austine Scales
3.8mi — 35h 00m
Sep 2, 2018
Austine Scales
4mi
Aug 29, 2018
Paul n Ruby Eley
Jul 19, 2018
Jared Boggess
3.8mi
Nov 13, 2016
Christopher Doorley
3.8mi
Nov 5, 2016
Omar Delgado
Nice fall colors, a little confused on trail guidance at the Marina. 3.8mi