Top 5 Hiking Trails within 5 miles of Wakefield

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It is Autumn; the cool breeze of Fall is in the air. Perfect hiking weather. Here are the top five hiking trails, organized by closest to farthest from Wakefield. The trails are normally open from sunrise to sunset, with the nature centers opening around 9am.

1. Long Branch Park

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Distance from Wakefield: 1.1 miles

Description: A great place to go on a hike and then eat lunch. They also have a nature center.

2. Winkler Botanical Preserve

Rating: 3.7

Distance from Wakefield: 1.4 miles

Description: This botanical reserve contains a mountain lodge, secluded hiking trails, and even a waterfall!

3. Lubber Run Trail

Rating: 3.8 out of 5

Distance from Wakefield: 1.7 miles

Description: This is a fairly short hike with a paved trail, definitely recommended if your bringing younger siblings along.

4. Four Mile Run Trail

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Distance from Wakefield: 2.6 miles

Description: A nice paved trail that connects to the Barcroft Community Center.

5. Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Distance from Wakefield: 4.5 miles

Description: It has a nature center and a park. It also has scheduled nature walks and many hiking trails to choose from.