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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

Loop

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

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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Shared By:

Peter Magnuson

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 13 votes

#6784

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  4.1 from 13 votes
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Trail Rankings

#170

in Virginia

#6,784

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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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May 26, 2020
Jennifer M
Except for the dam/marina and a short section that follows a residential street, the trail is nicely shaded. 4mi — 1h 30m
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