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Lake Accotink Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.8 mile 6.2 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 104' 32 m
Descent: -112' -34 m
High: 245' 75 m
Low: 188' 57 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Peter Magnuson

A peaceful doubletrack trail around Lake Accotink.

Peter Magnuson

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

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.

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Feb 9, 2020
Angel B
Jun 22, 2019
Todd Phillips
5 scouts 3.8mi
Jun 17, 2017
Jessica Darago
Nice and shady. Not super well marked (ended up in Wakefield), but mostly shady and some good wildlife sightings (turtles and snakes). Ice cream at... 6.3mi
Sep 4, 2016
Stuart Gottlieb

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 9 votes

#6899

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  4.1 from 9 votes
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Trail Rankings

#173

in Virginia

#6,899

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Photos

Bridge crossing on the trail
Jun 25, 2018 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
Trail
Jun 25, 2018 near Kings Park, VA
Get it started.
Nov 16, 2015 near Kings Park, VA

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