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Mount Vernon Trail

Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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need a mostly flat and scenic route? this is IT!

walk, run or bike along the potomac river and enjoy the breezes - makes you feel like you're not in... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
akeim1
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space coast, florida
Beautiful trail with historic views

I love biking this trail along the Potomac River. It's scenic with beautiful views of the... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Katherine8183
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Auburn, New York
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“crystal city” (18 reviews)
“potomac river” (22 reviews)
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Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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"old town alexandria"
in 23 reviews
"crystal city"
in 18 reviews
"potomac river"
in 22 reviews
"bike ride"
in 11 reviews
"jones point"
in 5 reviews
"rented bikes"
in 5 reviews
"haven park"
in 4 reviews
"great ride"
in 4 reviews
"national airport"
in 11 reviews
"love biking"
in 3 reviews
"great place to run"
in 4 reviews
"gravelly point"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 5 reviews
"enjoy the scenery"
in 3 reviews
"bike share"
in 3 reviews
"key bridge"
in 7 reviews
"picnic area"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

walk, run or bike along the potomac river and enjoy the breezes - makes you feel like you're not in a city. a must trail to run.

Thank akeim1
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I love biking this trail along the Potomac River. It's scenic with beautiful views of the Washington Monument and the Capital Building, to name a few. The trails are well marked and maintained. They can be quite busy at times. Take advantage of the many...More

Thank Katherine8183
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The cruise down the river was very informative. They also have drinks on board and an open top for your pleasure. Make sure to have good shoes on as this is a lot of walking.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

I like to stay in Crystal City when I'm in DC. This trail is easily accessible from there. It is well kept and you can see a lot sights on a run, walk or bike. I took it to the 14th Street bridge and crossed...More

1  Thank Gary C
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Well done with beautiful scenery through historic locations. Fall is an exceptional time to take this journey....Enjoy!

Thank Beachluvinfamily
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Drove to Gravelly Point at DCA and biked to Old Town where we had a great lunch on the water. This is a well maintained asphalt path with a couple of nice wood deck bridges. It's heavily traveled by bicycle and running enthusiasts alike. Views...More

Thank cbw51
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Told from the perspective from a long distance runner. You can easily run a marathon or ultramarathon on this trail. You can't get lost although it gets a little fuzzy when you get into Old Town Alexandria, but still easy enough to navigate. Most of...More

Thank njaneardude
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Mount Vernon Trail is place that I will drive to when I need to clear my head or making some very deep decisions. The ground are absolutely beautiful ,,,, well when the geese don't leave their dropping:-). It is an amazing view. . Having battled...More

Thank 627deedeeb
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I'm on the Mount Vernon trail at least three days a week, running. Great trail. As a pedestrian, I will advise to beware of the bicyclists ... too many vying to be the next winner of the Tour de France.

Thank Wineaux FromAlexandria
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Arlington County has a magnificent network of trails for hiking, biking, or jogging. The Mount Vernon Trail which runs from Teddy Roosevelt Island to George Washington's famed estate is a magnificent and tranquil piece of landscape and scenery to experience in pieces or its entirety....More

Thank DrChipB
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Jeanne W
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Response from Clara D | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You have many options! Capital bikes are everywhere and probably easiest for renting a bike
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Response from Dr Debbie H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no but other walks are possible heavy traffic and be careful not to get onto a no sidewalk route
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Response from bens9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are even drinking stations for them. Would start in Alexandria though...
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