Wakefield

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.07 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

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

Network
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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Trail Q&A
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Q: is the trail multi-directional? -Guest

A: Yes. However, there is a common way to ride (with the park arrows) that follows the course that PVC's Wednesdays at Wakefield (WAW) Series uses over the Summer. Most group ride classes and local riders familiar with the WAW course tend to ride this direction. However, there is no "correct direction" and most mountain bikers will let you pass no matter which way you are riding. Please note that the "reverse direction" is a tougher ride! ;)

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Q: Are the trails free -Guest

A: yes

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Gramcounter

March 28, 2017
motoscotch Gramcounter  
 
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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Granny Gear

March 21, 2016
BGringo Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great beginner/intermediate trail

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Granny Gear

December 13, 2015
misnwyo1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: First time at Wakefield, and I didn't really know where the trail started. I was fortunate enough to run into three great guys (you guys know who you are) and they were kind enough to invite me along to ride with them. Thanks guys. I had a great time riding this incredible place on this incredible day, with you. You're the reason why mountain biking is so much fun: the people. You challenged me, gave me some tips, and we had some laughs.
Long story short: amazing bike park, lots of variety in the trails and obstacles... something for everyone. I'll be back!

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Granny Gear

December 13, 2015
misnwyo1 Granny Gear  
 
Review: First run on Wakefield, and I had a ball. Was unsure of where to go to start on a trail, and looked up three guys just heading out. These three guys (and you know who you are) invited me along, and showed me a great time on the trails. Thanks guys. You're the reason why mountain biking is so much fun: the people. Long story short... loved the variety of the trail system, loved the obstacles (no serious crashes... all good), and I felt tired but happy when I was done. This new guy to the area will be back!

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Wakefield MTB Trail 4.07 out of 5 based on 91 ratings. 91 user reviews.
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