Mount Vernon Trail

EASY 19 reviews
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Mount Vernon Trail is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
14.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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8 months ago

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

hiking
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11 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.

11 months ago

11 months ago

walking
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

walking
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

road biking
Thursday, October 01, 2015

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
Monday, August 31, 2015

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.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

hiking
Monday, December 24, 2012

Really enjoy running on this trail!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

trail running
Saturday, June 23, 2012

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

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

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