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Lake Accotink Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Springfield, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 180 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Hiking Mountain biking Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Lake Partially paved River Wild flowers
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Facilities

Lake Accotink features many activities for the whole family including: pedalboat rentals, an antique carousel, mini-golf, picnic areas, and a lake boat tour. Accessibility: The trail surface is a combination of boardwalk, pavement, and dirt. The first 1.8 miles of this trail is mostly gentle with a grade less than 5% and is typically over three feet wide. The northeastern section of the park is the most accessible - paved and the levelest surface. Beyond these two miles, the grade gets steep, with an estimated max grade of 10%. Where the grade increases has been marked on the map with a waypoint. Just the accessible portion of this trail can also be viewed on its own trail page here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/virginia/lake-accotink-accessible

Parking is free. There is parking, bathrooms, and drinking fountains near the Carousel.

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Renato Nojadera
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Melissa Mattis
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WalkingGreat!

Relaxing stroll. It was busy but not crazy. Very dog friendly

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William Mendoza
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God Good hiking trail

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Gloria Zhang
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Carolyn Connors
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Pretty good, a bit crowded.

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Derek Debo
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Zaid Fadul
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it's very hard to do with this with a stroller for half the trail but it's worth the walk if you want to suffer through it

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Omar Ansary
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Jesse Zlata
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Bobby Bump
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RunningGreat!

Beautiful night for a run. Haven’t ran this trail since all the leaves fell off the trees. It’s like a whole new world of views.

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Followme for10miles
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Hiking

I donot understand why it is popular.. Maybe it is too late to see foilage or spring. I will be back again.

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Kia Wooods
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Janis Kestenbaum
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Hiking

Nice wide, flat trail that is mainly around the lake.

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Anna Tran
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Overall, nice and easy trail. The only thing that threw me off was at one point, you have to cut through a neighborhood. That's the only thing I didn't like.

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Alex Benitez
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Oscar Grady
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John Criner
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A bit crowded but wide and clear paths.

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Tracy Xia
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Hiking

Beautiful trail in a urban setting! Easy access and spectacular for fall colors

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Phillip Nguyen
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Chelsea A.
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The trail is wide and fairly scenic. Parts of the loop run close to backyards, and part of it is on a sidewalk next to a road. It’s also shared with mountain bikes, so keep an ear out for them. But it’s a pleasant, easy four miles. The 1/3 of the trail that has no houses in sight is really pretty.

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xaxoi N
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Hiking

Much better than expected

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Dennis W
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Pat Murray
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Nice calm ride and great weather

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Karole Fristensky
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Hiking

The leaves are beautiful now! We saw other people on the trail Wednesday but it wasn’t crowded.

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young kim
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Great!!

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Reg Coleman
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A little crowded.

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Dan Reinhard
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Renato Nojadera
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Brent Gallant
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To crowded, although people were wearing masks.

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