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Mount Vernon Trail

Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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Great Place to run

fun running by the Potomac and the airport. Incoming planes made you want to "duck" but not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wonderful trail for a relaxing break

The portion of Mt. Vernon trail that I have walked on from Bell Haven in Alexandria to Old Town... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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Reviewed yesterday

fun running by the Potomac and the airport. Incoming planes made you want to "duck" but not necessary!

Thank amwessel0515
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The portion of Mt. Vernon trail that I have walked on from Bell Haven in Alexandria to Old Town Alexandria offers a beautiful place to bike or walk on a tranquil relaxing trail. It has a beautiful view of the Potomac River looking directly across...More

Thank sonlm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used Capitol Bike share (app) and rode from Arlington to Alexandria....wanted to go all the way to Mt. Vernon but there was no place to leave bikes there. Loved the views and the ride.

Thank MAamyp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great running route if you're staying in Crystal City. Ask your concierge for directions on how to find the trail. You can also rent a bicycle at one of many kiosks along Crystal City Drive and cycle along the path, which many people do. Nice...More

Thank habzfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mount Vernon Trail is a 17 mile paved path that extends between Rosslyn and Mount Vernon. In town for business, my hotel in Arlington suggested this for a good location for a run. They were right on target. This is one of the nicest...More

Thank BruceR_2832
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Have driven this twice now and it's absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful for bikers and hikers alike. Small bridges and sidwAlks for miles.

Thank E4307UHstephanieg
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Normally I'm a go go go person, but........ I spent 20 minutes standing in the same spot just thinking about the history around me as I gazed at the river below. The folks helping with the tour helped so much. Plus so much to see,...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Mouth Vernon Trail is a stretch of bike trail, walk/jog trails along the Potomac river. The Stretch of Lady Bird Johnson Park to Mt. Vernon Estate is roughly about 16 miles. However, there are about 3 spots along the way with parking so visitors can...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 30 March 2017

What a great way to go to Mount Vernon, we rented bikes in Alexandia then rode the 9 miles along the Potomac River, great views, great maintained trail, not crowed. Lots of places to stop for breaks and facilities, worth the 20 mile round trip.

Thank Cuckfieldgirl
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The trail is well maintained and runs right along the river. You can get some great views . It's not that crowded.

Thank LostALot22
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Can you take pets on the trail?
21 July 2016|
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Response from bens9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are even drinking stations for them. Would start in Alexandria though...
Rick S
My wife and I are planning on riding the trail for the first time. We live in PA and plan on bringing our hybrid bikes. Any recommendations on where to stay near the trail, maybe at a midpoint? We would like to ride 1/2 the trail one day and the other 1/2 the next day.
3 June 2016|
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Response from BTF602 | Reviewed this property |
You can stay in Old Town Alexandria or in the Crystal City area. There are lots of choices of inns and hotels. Both are pretty close to the trail (just blocks.)
Steve C
This looks like a great place to watch planes at DCA, is the pathway accessible from the Crystal City hotels and is it safe enough to take my 12 year old to the park to watch planes?
3 March 2016|
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Response from Softball4ever | Reviewed this property |
It is very close to the Crystal City hotels, we biked over but it was close enough to walk over. The trail seemed very safe to me. As far as watching planes that I am not sure. I don't recall seeing many when we rode the... More