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      At 480 acres, Lake Fairfax Park is one of the largest parks managed by Fairfax County Park Authority and hosts a full range of amenities, including the lake and streams for paddling or fishing, a water park, campgrounds, pavilions, athletic fields of all types, not to mention nearly 10 miles of natural surface trail. The trails are rooty and fast with a deceiving amount of elevation. The system has experienced some great additions recently, including a new flow trail that is fast and fun for everyone from beginner to expert riders. In order to access the trails, one can either park at Reston Skate Quest parking lot or at the park itself by the watermine.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Skatequest Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Either Reston SkateQuest parking lot, 1800 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston
      or The Bike Lane new location at 11150 Sunset Hills Drive, Reston, VA 20190
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      23
      Trails E-Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Total Distance
      14 miles
      Total Descent
      1,134 ft
      Total Vertical
      384 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      390 ft
      Reports
      1,141
      Photos
      50
      Ridden Counter
      5,409

      Photos of Lake Fairfax Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Lake Fairfax
      8 |
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 2:46pm
      3 days
      trail: Jawbreaker
      4 |
      May 26, 2021 @ 1:48pm
      May 26, 2021
      32 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:24am
      Oct 11, 2020
      32 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:23am
      Oct 11, 2020
      43 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:23am
      Oct 11, 2020
      28 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:23am
      Oct 11, 2020
      19 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:23am
      Oct 11, 2020
      26 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:23am
      Oct 11, 2020

      Videos of Lake Fairfax Park Mountain Bike

      Ariella grabs tree on a hot July day
      4:58 | 648 | Jul 7, 2018
      Fun fast section of Lake Fairfax
      1:20 | 60 | Mar 24, 2016
      MTB From Lake FairFax To Great Falls And Back...
      9:33 | 256 | Sep 15, 2014
      road to nowhere
      0:29 | 348 | Sep 6, 2014
      Crazy Trash Talkin MTB Ride To Great Fall From...
      4:52 | 135 | Jul 14, 2014
      Lake Fairfax Park MTB | Reston, VA | The Luge
      76 | Oct 29, 2020 , Reston
      Lake Fairfax Park MTB | Reston, VA | Marc Gemberg
      1:27 | 83 | Oct 19, 2020 , Reston
      Lake Fairfax Park MTB | Reston, VA | Wagon...
      trail: FlowJoe
      3:53 | 202 | Oct 19, 2020 , Reston

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Upper Decker
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 2:04pm
      3 days
      WethmgoldsteinLarge tree down across trail, blocking trail

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      White Rabbit aka The Luge
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 4:02pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      DryAvidTrailRider
      CCT (Difficult Run)
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 4:02pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      WetAvidTrailRider
      Wagon Wheel
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      IdealAvidTrailRider
      FlowJoe
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      VariableAvidTrailRider
      Southside
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      IdealAvidTrailRider
      Lake Fairfax
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      VariableAvidTrailRider
      SW Cricketfield
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      IdealAvidTrailRider
      Cliffhanger
      May 26, 2021 @ 7:59am
      May 26, 2021
      VariableDefender13Some damp or wet areas, but predominantly...
      Riverside Run
      May 26, 2021 @ 7:59am
      May 26, 2021
      VariableDefender13Some damp or wet areas, but predominantly...
      Chestnut Charlie
      May 26, 2021 @ 7:59am
      May 26, 2021
      VariableDefender13Some damp or wet areas, but predominantly...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2210287Transition-JoshaddphotoTransition-Josh at Lake Fairfax in Ashburn, Virginia, United States
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 2:47pm
      3 days
      user #2273443hmgoldsteinaddreportUpper Decker
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 2:04pm
      3 days
      user #1852988BlankeverybodyriddentrailFlowJoe
      Jun 18, 2021 @ 9:58am
      Jun 18, 2021
      user #1251136AvidTrailRideraddreportWhite Rabbit aka The Luge and 1 more
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 7:43pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      user #2594727oldman32addreportWhite Rabbit aka The Luge
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      Jun 16, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2594727oldman32trailTo Lakeside TrailI was able to find this trail. It does exist....
      May 17, 2021 @ 7:07am
      May 17, 2021
      user #2594727oldman32trailHillside TrailSince this trail doesn't exist it may be...
      May 14, 2021 @ 10:05am
      May 14, 2021
      user #2700140MacArthurGaisinskillparkLake Fairfax Pumptrackgreat trail
      May 11, 2021 @ 10:12am
      May 11, 2021
      user #2700140MacArthurGaisinskillparkLake Fairfax Pumptrackawesome
      May 11, 2021 @ 10:12am
      May 11, 2021
      user #1169711dfranks4226trailTo Lakeside TrailTail doesn't exist
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 6:38pm
      Sep 22, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2314 miles1,135 ft4 miles384 ft
      #589#292501,13445,498
      E-Bike76 miles610 ft2 miles157 ft
      #358#10999015
      Hike2314 miles1,135 ft4 miles384 ft
      #434#2481,13536
      Trail Running2314 miles1,135 ft4 miles384 ft
      #437#2481,13512
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