Mount Vernon Trail

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Mount Vernon Trail is a 14.1 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

14.1 miles
337 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



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wild flowers


road biking
4 months ago

Biking this trail is great. Very diverse scenery throughout the duration of the ride. A nice mix of elevation changes and flat stretches.

trail running
8 months ago

well marked, paved trail with some nice views of D.C. Plenty of options along the trail for detours (e.g. Four Mile Run). Good for running/biking/walkers. Minor elevation changes make this a good trail for beginners. Use regular trainers/sneakers on this route.

road biking
10 months ago

great ride with the family

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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
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.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Really enjoy running on this trail!!

trail running
Saturday, June 23, 2012

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

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.

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