Lake Accotink Trail

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Lake Accotink Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springfield, Virginia and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
259 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

hiking
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Easy trial. Kid and dog friendly. Nice small lake with paddle boats. During the summer there is a ice cream shack.

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

This trail is kind of bizarre, but in an interesting way. You start on the CCT, which is very flat and easy. When you get toward Lake Accotink and the marina, it is substantially busier because the lake is a popular picnic and party area. It's a good place to restock water or recharge a phone, but it does take you out of the quiet atmosphere a hike provides. Right after you leave the marina, you get to a dam and then you rejoin the Accotink Loop trail, which continues to hug the lake. Eventually, you get to Danbury Forest Court, which is a residential neighborhood. See what I mean by bizarre? Imagine wearing a hiking pack and muddy boots and popping out into a subdivision, with a school and playgrounds, and landscaping. From there, you walk through a residential neighborhood until you can re-connect with the Accotink Loop Trail and cross over back to the CCT to finish the loop.

I would definitely do this again, since there's a lot to like about the trail. I had not done this trail before, so it was a surprise to have to cut through a neighborhood.

1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Always one of my favorite places to run when I'm in the area. Trails are always in decent share and there's many connectors or places to extend the distance.

hiking
1 month ago

Was confusing to follow the trail and the scenery was not as pretty as pictured

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