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  1. The trails at Lake Fairfax Park amount to about a dozen miles of singletrack in the western suburbs of Washington, D.C. Located in Reston, Va., the park is home to a network of several trails that encircle Lake Fairfax and takes up almost 500 acres of land in busy Fairfax County.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    16.7 miles
    Duration
  2. Schaeffer Farm is a 15-mile mountain biking trail system cutting through woods and corn and soybean fields.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    22.8 miles
    Duration
  3. The park has about 11 miles of singletrack trails that climb somewhere around 800 feet, and the jagged elevation profile looks worse than it actually is. Still, the trails — which consist of a perimeter loop and a shorter one that cuts into the southern end of the park — are twisty and hilly.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.9 miles
    Duration
  4. Wakefield Park is home to more than a half dozen miles of trails in a network that is one of the best for mountain biking in the Washington, D.C. region. Roughly seven miles of trails wind through the wilderness and along a power line section that hosts several local races every year. The trails within the park cater to all types of riders, so it really is an ideal spot for anyone that wants to shred for a few hours.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    7.7 miles
    Duration
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