Mount Vernon Trail

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Mount Vernon Trail is a 19.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alexandria, Virginia that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
843 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

This trail runs from beautiful Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, to the stunning monuments of Washington D.C. You will not believe how scenic some portions of this trail are. Whether you visit during spring, summer, winter, or fall, you'll see some gorgeous riverfront scenery and enjoy some unique and interesting stops along the way. Fortunately this trail is fairly easy to do out and back in one day, especially if you spend some recuperation time at Mount Vernon. If you are combining this ride with a C & O Canal Towpath ride, you can easily cross the Frances Scott Key Bridge to start your ride on the Mount Vernon Trail. Even though this trail is heavily used, it is a fairly relaxing ride since it is well paved and spends very little time on roads. While in the Washington D.C. area, be sure to take time to look at the monuments. You get a different perspective of the area from this trail.

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trail running
2 months ago

2 months ago

Best trail in VA

mountain biking
5 months ago

I might have enjoyed the ride except that it was freezing. We turned around, vowing to ride the length in warmer weather.

mountain biking
5 months ago

The beauty of the trail amazed me. Especially since it was winter. It was cold so we only rode about half.

6 months ago

6 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

Crowded

6 months ago

8 months ago

great bike ride, but can get crowded

8 months ago

mountain biking
Saturday, May 07, 2016

hiking
Sunday, December 13, 2015

walking
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Great easy walking trail in the wetlands. Lots of beautiful scenery particularly in fall. Best for walks with kids

road biking
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Rode from Maryland through DC to connect to trail. Headed south to Jones Point Park at the base of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Very nice and calming park with a small playground and restrooms.

road biking
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fun a lot of little hilly areas before the steep climb before Mt Vernon. I logged 26 plus miles was a nice ride.

walking
Thursday, June 25, 2015