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Excellent place to walk, bike, or run!! Trail is pretty flat with some hills...great for training. Some areas are next to water, too! There is also a mountain bike trail right... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 February 2016
Long Island, New York
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to walk, bike, or run!! Trail is pretty flat with some hills...great for training. Some areas are next to water, too! There is also a mountain bike trail right next to the paved one!

Thank WallietheWalrus
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Amazing trail suited for bike and pedestrian alike. Hidden in a urban area between DC and IAD. Noted paved and non paved trails to accommodate the different requirements of bikes and pedestrians.

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frederick, maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very well maintained 45 mile paved route. I almost always see a volunteer surveying or fixing something along the route. Over the years, there have been constant improvements with countdown stop lights at the few major road crossings, repaving, and minor routing improvements. There are mileage markers every 1/2 mile, signs announcing the different towns, many informative... More 

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Beltsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Well maintained with lots of amenities at regular intervals. Built with bikes in mind unlike some local trails, the hills are all moderate. It is a power line trail, but a very nice one.

Thank Jeff M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

We love to drive over to Leesburg from MD via White's Ferry to bike the section of the W & OD trail that goes west from Leesburg towards Purcellville. There is a slight rising grade on the outbound leg. Several road crossings are located within the Leesburg city limits. Once out of town, the trail passes by residential areas and... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

I used this trail several times during my stay in Herndon, VA. I ran through the towns of Reston, Herndon, and Sterling (Mile markers 16 - 23). A couple times I started before the sun came up and the area felt very safe the whole time. The trail is paved with a center line and in excellent condition. The biggest... More 

Thank Matt E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

The trail where I usually run is pretty flat. Plenty of room for bikers and runners to pass each other, which is good. Not terribly interesting scenery, but it'll do. And it's really long, so good for training if you're into races.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I recently visited the Herndon, VA area for business and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel offered mountain bikes to its patrons. Being a cyclist myself I jumped at the chance to get in a few miles while on a business trip. I took out a Raleigh Mountain Bike and got in a 5 to 6 mile ride after dinner and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

My friend and I rode this trail for the 10 mile stretch between Leesburg and Purcellville. We started off at the King Street coffee shop to use the restroom and have an unexpectedly outstanding cup of coffee. The ride was very pleasant and relatively uncrowded after the first 3 miles. After passing through the back of some suburban developments, we... More 

Thank minhnvu2014
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

This trail goes from Shirlington in Arlington to Purcellville in Loudoun County and it's a good trail for long bike rides or a scenic jog or walk. In Shirlington, the trail goes through some less than scenic neighborhoods until you get to Glen Carlyn Park, where the trail becomes greener and more picturesque. The trail goes through Glen Carlyn Park,... More 

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