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So beautiful but very busy. Look out for bikers. They will run you over.

walking
1 day ago

It was okay lot of people though

Pretty tame trail, distance and views are cut in half if you want to jog/run or if you bring dogs, it’s not allowed on much of the trail, but still a beautiful scenic trail, a nice get away from everything hectic around it

Takes about an hour and half. Great views of the Potomac. Could be slippery after a rain event. Technical sections require climbing over downed trees and crossing over water in at least 2 areas.

Currently closed. Doesn’t say why.

Great! Even in the snow!

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail but it gets a 3 star because of the high traffic. Still worth visiting but expect lots of people and bikes.

Nice trail which I used to walk when I was young. It's fun to see the lakefront halfway through the trail, too.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, very busy though... bikers are careless so watch out.

Amazing, peaceful, diverse

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful, easy walk. Good for spotting egrets and herons.

Beautiful day, and the trail is in great shape, though sometimes hard to follow. TRUST YOUR AllTrails app! I didn't the first time and it cost me. Took about 3 hours of walk time, most of that on the Virginia side. Be aware that parking at Roosevelt Island is limited to 2 hours, so you might want to pick a more time-appropriate spot to start. (I wasn't ticketed , however) Coming back I took the Key Bridge instead of the Roosevelt Bridge, which shaved a few miles off. The VA side is moderately challenging, the DC side is quite easy, and even has a new-looking and very clean restroom. :)

6 months ago

Great running trail that overs a lot of shade. you can also run several extending paths which will allow you to run more if you desire.

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail run! As of 3 Oct 17, the trail was closed about 2.5 miles in. I had to take a significant detour to get back on path.

road biking
6 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Beautiful scenery.

Nice running trail from Rosslyn

hiking
7 months ago

The trail is pretty around the lake and quite easy, but as you head in the direction of the park, you end up walking along some neighborhood roads, which is not ideal to me. I also hiked it in the rain so at the very end of it , the dam was over flowing and flooded the final little area so I could get back to my car. I had to divert and cross a few hundred feet of railroad tracks and then hop a fence to get back into the park. I couldn't find any other alternate route other than the option of hiking 4 miles back from where I came.

A quaint wooded area located in the back of a subdivision. The main trail is lined with rocks but there are many hidden trails that go deeper into the park towards the waterfalls. Spent about 45 mins there. About 5 parking spots located at the entrance beyond the gate. Enjoy.

Nice and flat trail walk. I took my dog. The marsh is pretty

Beautiful Island and memorial

hiking
9 months ago

Nice easy hike

This was a really pretty trail. Moderate is correct, would not be good for younger kids, but tweens and up can handle it. We only saw one other couple on the trail. My suggestion would be to wear pants, not shorts and hiking boots. The trails are a little overgrown, and there are a lot of spider webs.

Great local trail with two vibes divided by Beauregard St. The trail SE of Beauregard goes toward Old Town Alexandria with an urban and suburban feel, including the ability to stop at restaurants or shops, whereas the trail NW of Beauregard goes through the forest toward Lake Barcroft and then Falls Church. Trail is along Holmes Run which can be a gentle, meandering creek or a heavier storm water flow. This trail changes with the seasons offering year round beauty.

Best little hideaway. Easy family friendly hike! Came here for a quick weekend hike. Love!

Easy trial. Kid and dog friendly. Nice small lake with paddle boats. During the summer there is a ice cream shack.

trail running
10 months ago

This is a nice section of the Mount Vernon Trail just south of Old Town Alexandria. Back when I lived in the area, I enjoyed trail running and bicycling here, with pretty views of the Potomac River and the marsh/wildlife area.

trail running
10 months ago

Sucks. The map is incorrect and the trail is blocked at Beauregard.

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