District of Columbia State Trails - Trails in District of Columbia

Explore District of Columbia trails and find comprehensive trail guides including District of Columbia trail maps, descriptions, photos and reviews.Whether you’re getting outdoors for recreation, fitness, commuting or travel you’ll discover top trails for bicycling, hiking, running and more on TrailLink.com.Get outdoors and explore all District of Columbia has to offer including popular trails like Capital Crescent Trail and Rock Creek Park Trails.With more than 8 trails covering 236 miles you’re bound to find one perfect for you.


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  • Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 28-mile trail, spanning both sides ...
  • Capital Crescent Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 184.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Metropolitan Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DC, MD
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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. ...
  • Rock Creek Park Trails

    State: DC
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Suitland Parkway Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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, ...
  • West Campus Access Road Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: DC
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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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