Capital Crescent Ramble Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Capital Crescent Ramble Trail is a 14 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bethesda, MD that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.0 miles 545 feet Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking



cross country skiing



wild flowers


1 month ago

Great for biking, C & O canal (which runs parallel) is better for walking

3 months ago

It's a nicely manicured trail. Beautiful scenery along the way. I'd definitely do it again

1 year ago

Great ride into DC stayed to see the fireworks

road biking
1 year ago

Great biking trail!

road biking
1 year ago

Great for biking. Can take this straight from Bethesda area into DC with very little difficulty, potential for good speed :o) . Now has pit stops along the way for minor bike repairs (air, chain fix). Also note: if you're biking, be nice to your fellow trail users and let them know when you're passing. I've seen a lot of oblivious people nearly get run over. Has a lovely section that goes through forested area near the canal. Can continue off the trail through DC up to Hains Point if you really want a good ride. Have accessed all sorts of other parts of DC from here, from The National Mall to Union Station to the Zoo.

4 years ago

Walked 2/3 of the trail walking down to my office in DC. It's a beautiful urban trail. It's flat, paved and safe for everyone. It's mostly used by biker except for the section from Bethesda ave to Sibley hospital. The variety is great: calm green neighborhoods, tunnels, bridge, noisy street, C&O canal and finally the Potomac.