Lake Accotink

944652_668965023130733_1725408779_nSpringfield, Va.

Length: 3.8 miles

Description: A loop around a lake. Kept bearing toward the water.

Cons: It’s not quite four miles, the hill at the end of the dam is pretty steep.

Pros: The shade is out of this world. If you’re not sure how much of a long run you have in you, you can always run loops until you’ve had enough.

Tricky Points: The portion of Danbury Forest Drive  on the north side is a little disjunct.

To go a little longer: Or a lot longer, start in Fairfax and take the Cross County Trail.

Afterward: There was a pretty good korean place on Backlick Road south of the Beltway.


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