Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Arlington, VA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Perfect for a quick ride to lunch at Carlisle Grill in Shirlington
This is a beautifully kept trail. it's good for biking and running. There are some dirt paths for hiking but not very challenging, good for a beginner. Also several parks, river access etc for kids and dogs.
Fabulous biking trail
We have done the trail many times. Good trail but can be crowded. Leave doggy at home unless you are walking and have a good dog. There a few off shoots. Custis, four mile run and neighborhoods.
Really fun. I've done every mile by bike. Runs from Mt Vernon to National Harbor to Leesburg.... very fun. Lots of places to stop and very pretty toward Leesburg.