Danny Brough became the fourth highest points scorer in Super League history but his contribution was not enough to stop Wakefield ending Huddersfield's six-match winning run and probably their chase of a play-off semi-final place.
Brough's conversion of the Giants' opening try in the 13th minute took him past Pat Richards' tally of 2,284 points and helped in-form Huddersfield take a 12-0 lead.
The Giants also led 16-6 at the start of the second half, but their evening turned sour as Trinity stormed back with three tries in an 11-minute spell before pushing on to claim a 42-16 victory, with Tom Johnstone's brace taking his season-tally to 20.
Danny Brough became Super League's fourth-highest ever points scorer against Wakefield
The Giants now find themselves six points adrift of the top four and, with only four games to play and three of those away from their John Smith's Stadium home, with very little hope of extending their season into the title deciding play-offs.
The visitors came into the game with no realistic chance of climbing into the top four but showed little lack of motivation, despite slipping behind.
The Giants, undefeated since their 37-10 loss at Hull KR on June 29th, saw their early efforts thwarted by handling errors until Brough, Lee Gaskell and Leroy Cudjoe combined with quick handling for Jermaine McGillvary, who scored a hat-trick the last time the sides met five weeks ago, to touchdown in the corner.
Brough added his landmark conversion and the Giants were in again five minutes later when Ukuma Ta'ai charged onto a short pass