Mount Vernon Trail

EASY 9 reviews
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Mount Vernon Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Washington, DC that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

14.2 miles 426 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

2 months ago

Love this trail from Potomac yard to Buzz cafe in Alexandria. Can't get a better Saturday morning!

hiking
3 months ago

5 months ago

This trail is beautiful. But if your riding your bike you HAVE TO GO EARLY. or else its to many people on it.

road biking
1 year ago

Rode the trail, but started from home in Hyattsville, MD through DC and on the way to Jones Point Park. Nice trail, but can become very crowded, as others have stated.

road biking
1 year ago

Biked this - fairly level, a few dips and rises here and there, but nothing horribly challenging. Just crowded as all get-out, especially as the weekend morning passed about 9 am-- and just got worse from there...So I would say go on a weekday or early morning, or just deal with the crowds.
Lots of water available at either end and in the middle at one of the rest stops.

hiking
3 years ago

Really enjoy running on this trail!!

trail running
4 years ago

I had lots of fun running this trail. if you don't mind the bikes. great trail

hiking
5 years ago

Great trail. Very scenic. Good for beginners, due to the fact there are few hills, mostly flat. Can get crowed on weekends.