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Anacostia River Trail

2.6 miles
The Anacostia River Trail begins in Cottage City, Maryland, at the split of the Anacostia River into its northeast and northwest branches. Those traveling south on either the Northeast Branch Trail or Northwest Branch Trail can seamlessly join ...
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Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

12 miles
The Anacostia Riverwalk Trail is an important component of the transportation network in the nation's capital and a priority project under President Obama's America's Great Outdoors initiative. The planned 20-mile trail, spanning both sides ...
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Anacostia Tributary Trail System

29.9 miles
The Anacostia Tributary Trail System includes a number of trails linked together and managed by the National Park Service. The trail include: the Anacostia River Trail, the Northwest Branch Trail, the Northeast Branch Trail, the Indian Creek ...
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Bethesda Trolley Trail

4 miles
The Bethesda Trolley Trail—also known as the North Bethesda Trail—is a 4-mile path linking Bethesda and North Bethesda, primarily by bridging two major highways. The trail occupies the abandoned right-of-way of the Tennallytown and Rockville ...
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Beulah Street Sidepath

3.25 miles
Running parallel to Beulah Street from Franconia to Fort Belvoir in southeast Fairfax County, the paved Beulah Street Sidepath provides a link to numerous neighborhoods along its route. A parallel bike lane within the roadway provides a cycling ...
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Black Hill Trail

4.3 miles
Black Hill Trail offers a wooded trek with gentle inclines through Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The trail is primarily paved, though a short section in the middle is unpaved and rocky. A good ...
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Blake Lane Sidepath

3 miles
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Bluemont Junction Trail

1.3 miles
The Bluemont Junction Trail is a short paved trail that branches off from the popular Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) in the heart of Arlington. The trail was built on a spur line that once linked the W&OD's Bluemont Division main line—now ...
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Braddock Road Sidepath

10 miles
The Braddock Road Sidepath parallels Braddock Road and New Braddock Road (State Route 620) between Centreville and Burke, two bedroom communities in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County. The trail provides connections to George Mason University's ...
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Burke VRE Trail

1.4 miles
Burke VRE Trail lies within Pohick Stream Valley Park and provides an important commuting and recreational corridor, connecting a shopping center, residential neighborhoods, and a Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station that also serves Amtrak ...
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Capital Crescent Trail

11 miles
The 11-mile Capital Crescent Trail follows the route of the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. It begins in Silver Spring, Maryland, east of the Rock Creek Trestle and curves westward and south through Maryland into ...
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Carl Henn Millennium Trail

10.7 miles
The Carl Henn Millennium Trail is Rockville's bicycle beltway. The 10-mile trail creates a circle around the city, providing a safe and convenient way to get around town or enjoy a leisurely stroll. The trail was constructed in 2000 and was ...
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Centreville Road Sidepath

4.7 miles
This paved sidepath runs parallel to Centreville Road/State Route 657, providing a safe route for alternative transportation along the busy suburban roadway in western Fairfax County. The trail runs from just south of the Dulles Toll Road/SR ...
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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

184.5 miles
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (a.k.a. C&O Canal Towpath) follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles between Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. Hundreds of original features, including ...
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Cowan Boulevard Trail

1.7 miles
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Cross County Trail (VA)

40 miles
The Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that generally follows the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia. Some sections are wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible but not all sections. Some sections are suitable for horseback ...
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Custis Trail

4 miles
The Custis Trail is a popular urban route that links Virginia's D.C. suburbs with the District itself, connecting to both the W&OD Railroad Regional Park Trail at the latter's 4-mile marker and the Mount Vernon Trail at Roosevelt Island. The ...
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Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail

15.7 miles
The Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail (DRHT) is currently a private-use trail only, which means a permit is required to use it. Friends of the DRHT are working to create public access to the trail, which traverses scenic forested landscape abounding ...
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Fairfax County Parkway Trail

28.3 miles
The Fairfax County Parkway Trail parallels Fairfax County Parkway/State Route 286 on its route across Fairfax County, Virginia. While the paved trail varies in width and condition, most of the trail is usable for walking, biking and inline skating. ...
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Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail

7 miles
Washington, D.C.'s Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail links some of the District's dozens of Civil War era forts (now national parks) that were built to defend the city from attack by the southern Rebels. The trail runs for 7 miles through a ...
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Four Mile Run Trail

6.2 miles
The Four Mile Run Trail traverses the Four Mile Run stream valley and has many twists and turns, not to mention steep sections (mercifully short). The trail more or less parallels the popular W&OD Trail, connecting to it in several places. The ...
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Goldmine Loop Trail

2.5 miles
Tucked in the meandering, wooded hills of the sprawling yet understated multimillion-dollar estates of Great Falls, just outside Washington, D.C., is the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. Home to the already famous C&O Canal Towpath, ...
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Harpers Ferry Railroad Bridge

0.14 miles
This rail-with-trail bridge crosses the Potomac River near its confluence with the Shenandoah River, at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. A cantilevered section of the bridge allows pedestrian access between Harpers Ferry and the Chesapeake & Ohio ...
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Henson Creek Trail

5.7 miles
The Henson Creek Trail is located in the southwestern portion of Prince George's County, Maryland, and connects the growing District of Columbia suburbs of Fort Washington and Oxon Hill with the bedroom communities of Camp Springs and Temple ...
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Herndon Parkway Sidepath

2 miles
This short sidepath parallels Herndon Parkway on the eastern edge of Herndon in Northern Virginia. Much of the trail is the width of a standard sidewalk, and it includes crosswalks and curb-cuts at most street intersections. The trail also connects ...
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Holmes Run Trail

5.2 miles
The Holmes Run Trail offers a scenic pathway through the heart of a busy residential area in Alexandria and adjoining Fairfax County, both suburbs of Washington, D.C. The trail, which is divided into two disconnected segments, is popular with ...
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Indian Creek Trail (MD)

1.5 miles
Maryland's Indian Creek Trail is one of the shorter components of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, but it serves as a vital link between the town of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, and scenic Lake Artemesia to its south. The trail runs entirely ...
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Indian Head Rail Trail

13.4 miles
Note: Portions of the Indian Head Rail Trail will be closed until spring 2015 to allow for the installation of a reclaimed water line. Sections of the trail, including the westernmost five miles, will remain open at all times. See Charles County's ...
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Lake Accotink Trail

4.5 miles
In Northern Virginia's suburban community of Springfield, Lake Accotink Park provides a wilderness escape amid the city surroundings. The 500-acre park features picnic areas, miniature golf, an antique carousel, a 55-acre lake with canoe and ...
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Lake Artemesia Trail

1.35 miles
The Lake Artemesia Trail—one component of the larger Anacostia Tributary Trail System—completely encircles its scenic eponymous lake in Prince George's County, Maryland. The trail is also a great starting point for longer treks, as it directly ...
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Linton Hall Road Trail

5.4 miles
The Linton Hall Road Trail runs parallel to its namesake—also signed as State Route 619—in western Prince William County. More utilitarian than scenic, the trail acts as a transportation route for local residents of the communities lining the ...
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Lord Fairfax Community College Connector Trail

0.3 miles
Opened in 2009, the short Lord Fairfax Community College Connector Trail extends from the parking lot of the junior college to its temporary endpoint in a scenic wildlife area. Eventually, an extended Warrenton Branch Greenway will connect to ...
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Lovettsville Shared-Use Path (Route 287)

1.13 miles
From the Town of Lovettsville, VA web site: Pedestrian/Bike Path on 287 VDOT awarded Highway Enhancement Grant Funds to the Town to develop a Pedestrian/Bike Path along 287 through the Town of Lovettsville. Loudoun County Gas Tax money ...

MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path

8 miles
The MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path follows the winding road through the communities of Bethesda and Potomac, just north of Washington, DC. Along the way, the path passes shops in Cabin John and Glen Echo, and provides access to the popular Glen ...
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Mary Washington Hospital Trail

0.75 miles
The Mary Washington Hospital Trail runs along the southeast border of the hospital center, proving a pleasant stroll or gentle bike ride for hospital visitors and patients.
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Matthew Henson Trail

4.5 miles
The Matthew Henson Trail runs along a paved surface (rough in places from tree roots) through a narrow band of forested green space between the Rock Creek Trail just south of Veirs Road and Alderton Road at Norwest Branch Park. About 0.5 mile ...
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Meadowlark Connector Trail

1.25 miles
Although less than two miles long, the Meadowlark Connector Trail provides a terrific link between the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and the popular W&OD Trail. The trail meets the W&OD in Vienna; trail-goers can then take the longer trail southeast ...
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Metropolitan Branch Trail

8 miles
Following the route of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Metropolitan Branch rail line, the Met Branch Trail is a busy urban rail-with-trail that shares a corridor with Metro's Red Line, MARC commuter service, CSX freight trains and Amtrak. ...
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Middletown Road Sidepath

3 miles
The 3-mile separated multi-use path along Middletown Road allows for safe recreation and transportation along the western side of Waldorf, Maryland. The trail begins just south of State Route 228 and runs to Billingsley Road, approximately 1 ...
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Mount Vernon Trail

18 miles
The 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail is one of the Washington, D.C. Metro area's most popular trails. Just across the Potomac River from D.C. in Virginia, the trail links Theodore Roosevelt Island Park with George Washington's Estate in Mount Vernon. ...
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Northeast Branch Trail

3.5 miles
The Northeast Branch Trail follows the levee along the—you guessed it—Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River from the Lake Artemesia Natural Area to Baltimore Avenue/US 1 (south of Hyattsville). The trail is one part of the Anacostia Tributary ...
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Northwest Branch Trail

7 miles
The Northwest Branch Trail—an integral part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System—runs between the Maryland towns of Hyattsville and Silver Spring, linking two bustling suburbs of Washington, D.C. The trail is so named because it follows the ...
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Ox Road Sidepath

11.5 miles
The Ox Road Sidepath is a paved trail that runs parallel to Ox Road/State Route 123 in Fairfax County. The trail runs from George Mason University's main Fairfax campus to just south of the former Lorton Reformatory. The sprawling prison grounds ...
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Paint Branch Trail (Montgomery County)

2.3 miles
Maryland is home to two Paint Branch Trails, this one in Montgomery County and another farther south in Prince George's County. This Paint Branch Trail offers a well-shaded, paved pathway stretching 2 miles through the northern end of Silver ...
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Paint Branch Trail (Prince George's County)

3.5 miles
Prince George's County's Paint Branch Trail (not to be confused with Montgomery County's Paint Branch Trail farther north) runs for 3.5 miles between Lake Artemesia and Cherry Hill Neighborhood Park in the Washington, DC, suburb of College Park. ...
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Patuxent Branch Trail

4.6 miles
The Patuxent Branch Trail is part of a 20-mile trail system over and around the rolling hills of Howard County that follows a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad line along the Patuxent River. The trail begins in Savage Park. Follow signs ...
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Popes Creek Rail-Trail

2.3 miles
From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Greenway Commission: The Popes Creek Railroad is a proposed rail trail in the southwest portion of the county that would run adjacent to Popes Creek from the Potomac River to U.S. 301. A stone ...

Railroad Ford Trail

1.6 miles
The Railroad Ford Trail is located in beautiful Lake Anna State Park in Spotsylvania County near Richmond, Virginia. The park boasts 2,463 acres with swimming, boating, fishing, horseback riding and camping. The park has 11 trails totaling 15 ...
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Rappahannock Canal Walk

1.8 miles
The Rappahannock Canal Walk follows the old towpath along the disused canal just northwest of downtown Fredericksburg. The path follows a winding course past old suburban back yards and through a wooded corridor with a rural feel. At the ...
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Rappahannock River Heritage Trail

1.6 miles
The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the center of Fredericksburg with beautiful views of the Rappahannock River. Part of the trail winds through Old Mill Park, where you can find parking, picnic shelters, ...
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Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail

2 miles
The Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail provides a safe pathway for students, from kindergartners to doctoral candidates, to walk and bike to school in College Park, Riverdale Park and Hyattsville. The short, paved trail (currently open in three ...
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Rock Creek Park Trails

8.5 miles
Located in the northwest section of Washington, D.C., Rock Creek Park is the oldest and largest urban park in the national park system. Established in 1890, Rock Creek offers more than 1,700 acres of natural area for a variety of uses. Trails ...
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Rock Creek Trail (MD)

14 miles
Rock Creek Trail forms a winding path, at times narrow, through the urban greenway of Rock Creek Regional Park. The trail extends between Needwood Lake northeast of Rockville, MD, and the Washington, D.C., border, 14 miles south. Although the ...
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Rosewick Road Sidepath

5.2 miles
The separated multi-use Rosewick Road Sidepath provides a direct link for both recreation and transportation between the southern Maryland communities of St. Charles and La Plata. The path runs immediately adjacent to Rosewick Road/St. Charles ...
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Savage Mill Trail

1 miles
The Savage Mill Trail in Savage Park travels along the rolling Patuxent River through the grounds of an old cotton mill. In the early 1800s, Savage was a major manufacturing center, harnessing power produced by the falls on the Little and Middle ...
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Seneca Creek Greenway Trail

22.1 miles
Seneca Creek Greenway Trail was built by a coalition of organizations and follows the meandering Seneca Creek near Germantown, MD, from the Potomac River to State Route 355 (Frederick Road). NOTE: Only parts of the trail are multi-use; horses ...
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Sligo Creek Trail

10.2 miles
The Sligo Creek Trail parallels the eponymous waterway from its confluence with the Northwest Branch in Hyattsville to just north of its origin in Wheaton in Montgomery County. Along the way, a number of footbridges cross back and forth over ...
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Stringfellow Road Sidepath

3 miles
The Stringfellow Road Sidepath runs for three miles through Chantilly and Centreville in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County. The asphalt and concrete trail connects multiple neighborhoods to various amenities, such as Chantilly High School and ...
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Sudley Manor Drive Trail

4.3 miles
The Sudley Manor Drive Trail runs parallel to the southern 4.5 miles of its namesake road in western Prince William County. The trail services a number of the surrounding communities, such as Bristow and Bull Run, and acts as a recreation and ...
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Suitland Parkway Trail

1.7 miles
The Suitland Parkway trail is a short paved multi-use path that runs adjacent to Suitland Parkway in SE D.C. to the border with Maryland. Proposed construction may extend the trail to the Branch Avenue Metro Station in Prince George's County, ...
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Three Notch Trail

8 miles
Southern Maryland's Three Notch Trail is a work-in-progress under the guidance of St. Mary's County and other stakeholders. When complete, the recreational trail will extend 28 miles along an abandoned Washington, Brandywine and Point Lookout ...
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Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail

1.2 miles
The Unfinished Railroad Loop Trail is a short hiking trail within Manassas National Battlefield Park. The rail-trail runs on a corridor planned in the mid-19th century as a complement to the Manassas Gap Railroad’s main line, which linked Manassas ...
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Virginia Central Railway Trail

3.8 miles
Situated midway between the nation’s capital and the Virginia capital of Richmond, the Virginia Central Railway Trail will one day offer more than 30 miles of trail from downtown Fredericksburg west to the town of Orange. The railroad for ...
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WB&A Trail

10.25 miles
Central Maryland's WB&A Trail occupies an abandoned Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railway corridor—hence its name—for its entire route. The railroad operated electric commuter trains between its three namesake cities from 1908 to ...
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WV Route 9 Bike Path

10 miles
The WV Route 9 Bike Path follows the busy thoroughfare from Martinsburg to the Charles Town/Ranson area. Note that the path runs through open space with little to no shade. While the southern portion of the trail is fairly flat, the northern ...
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Warrenton Branch Greenway

1.5 miles
The Warrenton Branch Greenway follows a segment of the old Warrenton Branch Spur railroad, running 1.5 miles between the trailhead behind the restaurant at the depot in downtown Warrenton (4th St. near Lee St.) and Castle Kingston Lane just ...
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Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

45 miles
The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD) is one of suburban Washington, D.C.'s most popular rail-trails. The heavily used trail is frequented by commuters and recreationists alike, and is a fantastic link between Virginia's rural and historical ...
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West Campus Access Road Trail

0.4 miles
The West Campus Access Road Trail, the newest rail-trail in Washington, D.C., travels through the sprawling former campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital, now set to become the new home of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Running alongside ...
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West Ox Road Sidepath

2.9 miles
The West Ox Road Sidepath is a short paved trail along the west side of West Ox Road. The trail extends from the Oak Hill area of Fairfax County to southeastern Chantilly (near Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax), providing a link to numerous neighborhoods ...
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White's Mill Trail

1.3 miles
The White’s Mill Trail provides a scenic route through wetlands and residential areas in the rural town of Warrenton. Trail-goers will enjoy the natural beauty of the Cedar Run valley and wildlife viewing along the path.
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Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

3.3 miles
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail provides a superb link between Alexandria, VA, and Maryland's National Harbor over the Potomac River. This well-used trail crosses on the up-river side of the bridge and the concrete path is wide enough to accommodate ...
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