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Great for bicycling and walking

Wonderful views along the trail. Anytime of the year is good to visit. You may also see wildlife... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
operasuper
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Arlington, Virginia
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Worth the trip! Don't get lost!

The plan was to do an out-and-back from Old Town Alex with the wife while waiting for the 3:00 PM... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
newtbob
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Barboursville, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful views along the trail. Anytime of the year is good to visit. You may also see wildlife, mostly waterfowl in the Potomac river.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank operasuper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plan was to do an out-and-back from Old Town Alex with the wife while waiting for the 3:00 PM check-in at our hotel. (Old Colony Inn, they let us use their parking, an easy block or two from the trail. I recommend.) I have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank newtbob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great place to run and bike. we have done both. nice views all the way up to mount vernon. warning the last half mile to mount vernon can be a bear on the bike. large hill. only downside is that some cyclist think they own...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mad155
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Visited Mount Vernon. Spectacular view from the porch. George had a great vista from his house. Interesting renovation of the house and grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Between Mount Vernon and Roosevelt Island, you can bike, skate, jog or just walk and enjoy amazing scenery and connection along over 20 miles of riverfront.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PO_703
Reviewed August 4, 2018

2nd visit to the Trail. 1st was north into Georgetown and back. Today I went from Reagan National to Mt Vernon and back. Very nice ride but the trail is getting some age on it. The path is in fairly good condition but there are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CapnSteve
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is always one of my favorite local activities. The views are just stunning every step of the way. And the ride is pretty easy for most of its length. I like to park near Old Town Alexandria and bike until I reach Mount Vernon....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ohjimmymac
Reviewed July 2, 2018

My guy and I were staying in Alexandria last week and our hotel offered bicycles. I was so thrilled to learn about Mount Vernon trail! I took it north one day for about ten miles and went into DC and hung out at the National...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LynetteWicks
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This is a great trail that one can join at several locations, but if you use it, pay attention to the "rules of the road". These would include (1) giving an audible signal when passing; (2) don't hog the trail - go single file and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pegw332
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Excellent route to commute if you live and work between Rosslyn and the Mall. It´s 30 minutes by bike. It's also good for your running practice on weekends. You can go onto Roosevelt Island from the trail. Parkrun has a group there very Saturday morning...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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James L
May 25, 2018|
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Response from IamLuving2Travel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are quite a few options depending on day....tons of street parking on weekends...might have to do a few loops to find it in Alexandria and Arlington but possible...free rates vary wildly so be careful....Saturday... More
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Jeanne W
May 8, 2018|
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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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March 19, 2018|
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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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