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Mount Vernon Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (13)

A great trail that follows the Potomac River from Roosevelt Island to Mount Vernon.


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18.9

Miles

30.4

KM

Point to Point

105' 32 m

High

2' 1 m

Low

402' 123 m

Up

311' 95 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Mount Vernon Trail is an 18-mile paved multi-use trail that stretches from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate to Theodore Roosevelt Island. It connects with regional trails, including the Potomac Heritage Trail, Custis, Rock Creek, Four Mile Run, and Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trails. The breeze off the water and the views are enough to recommend this trail to anyone.

The terminus of Mount Vernon is also a big plus. Along the way, you can see birds and bikers, robins and runners. If you are in the DC area, don't miss this trail. There are countless places to stop to get drinks or stop for a break, so bring along some cash.

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Peter Magnuson

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  3.8 from 13 votes

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Riverside Walk
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
View of Potomac River
May 24, 2018 near Fort Hunt, VA
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate
May 18, 2018 near Mount V…, VA

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Jul 6, 2019
Brett Siefers
May 18, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Have only hiked the area around the estate
Dec 31, 2016
Duck7 LostDuck
Jun 5, 2004
Michelle Anne
Gone here many times growing up