Mount Vernon Trail

Biking the Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington. Image by
Biking the Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington. Image by
Biking the Mount Vernon Trail in Arlington. Image by
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Fairfax
GW Memorial Pkwy Info: (703) 289-2500
Ranger Programs: (703) 289-2553
Trail Map

The Mount Vernon Trail is an 18-mile paved multi-use trail that stretches from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate to Theodore Roosevelt Island. It connects with regional trails, including the Potomac Heritage, Custis, Rock Creek, Four Mile Run, and Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trails.

The Mount Vernon Trail winds alongside the Potomac River offering uninterrupted views of Washington, D.C.'s skyline. A run, walk, or cycle along the trail leads to all of the same sites that can be reached by car on the parallel section of the parkway.

The Mount Vernon Trail is open year-round from 6 am to 10 pm. Commuters may use the trail at any time.

Parking is available at every site along the trail except Lady Bird Johnson Park and the Navy-Marine Memorial.

The Mount Vernon Trail is a short ride or walk from the Arlington Cemetery, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and Rosslyn Metro stations.

Motorized vehicles, including skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and Segways are not allowed on the Mount Vernon Trail. Persons with disabilities may use motorized wheelchairs on the trail.

Last Updated: 8/26/2013 8:39 AM
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