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Good ride - a little bumpy!

2nd visit to the Trail. 1st was north into Georgetown and back. Today I went from Reagan National... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Richmond, Virginia
Best bicycling views in the region!

This is always one of my favorite local activities. The views are just stunning every step of the... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Port Tobacco, Maryland
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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

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

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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

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

Thank Peg W
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

Thank Mônica S
Reviewed May 21, 2018

This absolutely has to be one of the most historic 10-15 mile stretches of trails in the United States! Be aware, the bikers on this trail go super fast so pay attention. But if you survive that you can roll into Old Town Alexandria and...More

Thank IamLuving2Travel
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Nice easy ride into DC without dealing with any car traffic! Parked at Gravelly and rode the trail into the Cherry Blossom Festival. Not to crowded, easy ride for most folks

Thank A3698YVjonc
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

My second time visiting Arlington to see the monuments in DC. The Mount Vernon trail is becoming my favorite place for a run. The trail is easy to follow and only for bikers/runners. Perfect to get a workout with landing planes to Reagan and running...More

2  Thank Rob V
Reviewed February 11, 2018

A nice bike trail from Mount Vernon up to (and past) National Airport. It can get very crowded on weekends with bikers going very fast. Offers views of the Potomac River.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Multiple times I have used this trail for a short or long ride. Popular and goes through some beautiful scenery.

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James L
May 25, 2018|
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
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
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