Wakefield

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.08 out of 5
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Intermediate
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,100 ft
222
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Network of singletrack, solid trail surface and quick flow allows for decent speed. Technical trail options throughout network: whoops, log jumps, downhill berm section, bridges, stream crossings, log and rock piles.
North trails and South trails separated by the Wakefield Park road. North trails are accessible from multiple points on the other side of baseball and soccer fields behind the Audrey Moore RECenter. There is a doubletrack greenway behind the park baseball fields- RIGHT turn(North) will go to Wakefield North Trails along Accotink Creek and access to the \"Bowl\" section,follow orange and yellow trail blazes.
LEFT(South)on greenway will lead to a tunnel crossing under Braddock Rd and on to the Lake Accotink Network trails.

To access Wakefield South trails, from Audrey Moore RECenter parking lot entrance go left across footbridge and look left for tunnel crossing under Wakefield Park road. South trails are marked with blue trail blazes.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: What Days Are There Night Riding? -VAbikes

A: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

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Q: Are there bike rentals? -PraiseFSM

A: No

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Bunny Hop

March 26, 2018
 
Review: Nice park with a large network of trails that intermingle so they are in a geographically rather small area. The trails in the woods are fine but pretty similar to a lot of places in the area, so I wouldn't come here just for them. The main reason to come here is what they call the racecourse that runs under the power lines- awesome. Basically runs between the Beltway and the woods under the power lines from Americana Park on the northern end of trail system to the Power Transfer Station. At that point you hook back into the trails in the woods. There are two trails that run N-S on the edges- one along 495 side and one along woods side and then trails that go between. The go between trails are a series of S curve after S curve with awesome dirt berms- the best I've seen around DC area so far. So if you want to practice berm riding before hitting that bike park- this is a good place to come. Also some jumps and rocks placed as obstacles that are fun. Trails in the woods were fine- a few decent downhills and some roots and fallen trees that are rideable over and some rideable stream crossings with mostly just dirt twisty rolly stuff. I didn't find a lot of the woods trails too exciting, although they were fine. I parked on the southern end of trail system in the lot by the Fairfax County Parks Dept building and entered along the outfield fence of the baseball field, crossed the paved trail and took the stream trail north. Next time I will park in Americana Park so I am closer to the racecourse and just hit that all day- I could do that again and again.

Similar Trail: Racecourse is unique- rest like any other in area

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Granny Gear

November 19, 2017
VAbikes Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great Trail System! Depends on where you get on, some places the trail head is hard to find

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Granny Gear

November 2, 2017
 
Review: Not sure why others don't like this course more. It's a race track, not an all mountain ride. Know that going in, your are golden. To send this trail, you really need all of your skills. There are flow DH sections, flow flats, berms of all sorts, tech sections, wood features, a few jumps... my biggest complaint is that I can get lost...which which really only requires a small turn back to fix. If does not have the flows and climbs of FH, but you can't race FH...so... I suggest you ride this this track a few times in one day, first exploring, then running hard. The exploring part will allow you to finds a fun trail path... worth the extra hour out there.

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Trailblazer


March 28, 2017
motoscotch Trailblazer  
 
Review: Only scratched the surface due to moist trail. Seemed like a lot out there. Doesn't seem like it would get too boring very quickly. Looks like an old school trail. Roots and loose rocks. Not much appears to be machine bench cut. Good stuff!

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Gnarly


February 14, 2017
Mateo Juez Gnarly  
 
Review: really really cool trail. little bit of everything for beginner to intermediate. such a gem for being right in suburbia

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Granny Gear

October 12, 2016
skippy1847 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Nice trail system would take a few visits to know all of the paths and what direction to head on the power line trails. I was worried somebody would be coming down as I was going up on the blind turns.

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September 17, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: This place would be a lot more fun if it didn't smell like a sewer. Trails close to my work, lots of trail work and drainage stuff going on. Some trails closed. Beginner to Intermediate. I'm from Texas and it's a pretty small loop. I ride a hard tail and it's just fine.

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Trailblazer


July 9, 2016
Reckoneer Trailblazer  
 
Review: The summer rains that only last 10 minutes fill every low spot with water. The result is a thousand warm puddles full of mud. Just 10 minutes of hard rain is enough to turn Wakefield into a swamp that still needs 48-hours to dry out. So if you see the rain coming, ride hard, because after the rain, you feel bad for riding home on wet trails.

Similar Trail: Fountainhead Regional Park

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Trailblazer

July 1, 2016
 
Review: I went for their Wednesday at Wakefield race series. It was a blast. This is a new layout for 2016 and it has something for everyone! It is a 5 mile loop. Beginners do one lap, masters and sport does 2 laps, and experts do 3 laps.

Very fun, very well managed.

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June 29, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Best MTB trails in the major Fairfax County area if you're looking for trails to ride after work (closest competitor would be Fountainhead which is farther south). Definitely can ride the circuit, though I've found a lot of fun in riding small sections of technical, but rewarding, trail. Any suspension setups with 160mm of travel or more is overkill. Hard tails are ride able, though something with a rear shock is probably ideal... NOTE: All mountain bikes (160mm) will be at a disadvantage; Freeride bikes (180mm) will struggle, and Downhill bikes (200mm) will downright suffer--though larger suspension does allow for certain sections of trail to be blasted. My 2013 Turner DHR (200mm dual crown) is able to take advantage of some extreme drops, and send it off of large, natural ramps/rocks. However, almost all climbs and I was dismounting and walking (worth it, though).

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Wakefield MTB Trail 4.08 out of 5 based on 94 ratings. 94 user reviews.
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