ElevationAscent: 110' 33 m
Descent: -109' -33 m
High: 243' 74 m
Low: 188' 57 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
Current trail conditions
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“One of my favorite loops in the county.”— Chris Kroehler
From the Wakefield parking lots take the CCT south before it combines with the Lake Accotink Trail in less than a mile.
The first 1.5 miles or so on the CCT will be a mixture of pavement and dirt trail. You'll follow the Lake Accotink Trail down to the marina. At the 2.5-mile mark, you'll run by the dam and after a short but steep climb you'll be back on rolling trails for the back half of the lake.
At the 4-mile mark there will be a winding paved path on the right down to a playground. Continue through the circle and up the road to the elementary school. Keep going past the school and down the other side of the hill. You'll see the trail go back into the woods.
After the sharp descent cross the wooden bridge and turn right to cross the creek. Turn left back onto the CCT before returning to your car less than a mile later.
For those who want a longer run continue on the CCT either north of Wakefield or south of Lake Accotink.
Land Manager: Northern Virginia Regional Parks