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Anacostia River Trail

12 mi
State: DC, MD
Asphalt

Anacostia Tributary Trail System

29.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

B&A Trail

13.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

BWI Trail

12.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Bethesda Trolley Trail

4 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Beulah Street Sidepath

3.25 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Black Hill Trail

4.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt

Blake Lane Sidepath

3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bluemont Junction Trail

1.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Braddock Road Sidepath

10 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Brentwood Levee Trail

0.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Broadneck Peninsula Trail

1.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Burke Lake Loop Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Gravel

Burke VRE Trail

1.4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Cameron Station Linear Park

1 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Canning House Run Trail

0.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Capital Crescent Trail

12.7 mi
State: DC, MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Carl Henn Millennium Trail

10.7 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Concrete

Catonsville Short Line Trail

1.4 mi
State: MD
Dirt, Gravel

Centreville Road Sidepath

4.7 mi
State: VA
Asphalt
Accordion

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

184.5 mi
State: DC, MD
Brick, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail

1.4 mi
State: MD
Boardwalk

Cross County Trail (VA)

40 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Cross Island Trail

6.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Custis Trail

4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Downs Park Trail

5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt

Easton Rails-to-Trails

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Eisenhower Avenue Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Fairfax County Parkway Trail

28.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Folly Branch Trail

2.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Folly Lick Branch Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail

7 mi
State: DC
Dirt, Gravel

Four Mile Run Trail

6.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Georgia Avenue Trail

1.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Goldmine Loop Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Dirt

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Gwynns Falls Trail

18.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Henson Creek Trail

5.7 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Herndon Parkway Sidepath

2 mi
State: VA
Concrete

Herring Run Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt

Holmes Run Trail

5.2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Indian Creek Trail (MD)

1.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Indian Head Rail Trail

13.4 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Intercounty Connector Trail

8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Ireland Drive Trail

1.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

John Overstreet Connector

1.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Jones Falls Trail

11.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Kent Island South Trail

5.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Killens Pond Bike Trail

2 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Klingle Valley Trail

0.7 mi
State: DC
Asphalt

Lake Accotink Trail

4.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Lake Artemesia Trail

1.35 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Lake Frank Trail

1.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Lake Mercer Loop Trail

5.3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Little Falls Trail (MD)

2.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Little Paint Branch Trail

1.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Lone Wolf Trail

1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Long Branch Trail (MD)

1.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone

MA & PA Heritage Trail

5.1 mi
State: MD
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt

MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path

8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Magruder Branch Trail

3.45 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Marshyhope Hike and Bike Trail

2.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Gravel

Marvin Gaye Trail

1.9 mi
State: DC
Asphalt

Matthew Henson Trail

4.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Meadowlark Connector Trail

1.25 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Metro Linear Park

0.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Metropolitan Branch Trail

4 mi
State: DC, MD
Asphalt

Middletown Road Sidepath

3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Mount Airy Rail-Trail

0.5 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone

Mount Vernon Trail

18 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Northwest Branch Trail

15.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt

Number Eight Streetcar Path

0.33 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone

Ox Road Sidepath

11.5 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Oxon Run Trail

3.4 mi
State: DC
Asphalt

Patuxent Branch Trail

4.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Poplar Trail

0.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Potomac Yard Trail

2 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Powerline Trail (MD)

6 mi
State: MD
Dirt, Grass

Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail

3.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Rock Creek Park Trails

8.5 mi
State: DC
Asphalt, Dirt

Rock Creek Trail (MD)

16 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail

4.6 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Rosewick Road Sidepath

5.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Savage Mill Trail

1.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Sligo Creek Trail

10.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

South Shore Trail

1.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

St. Mary's River State Park

7.5 mi
State: MD
Dirt

St. Michaels Nature Trail

1.3 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Stony Run Trail

2.9 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips

Strawberry Lake Way Bicycle Path

2.2 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Stringfellow Road Sidepath

3 mi
State: VA
Asphalt, Concrete

Suitland Parkway Trail

1.7 mi
State: DC
Asphalt

Three Notch Trail

13.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

19.7 mi
State: MD
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Trolley Line #9 Trail

1.5 mi
State: MD
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Twinbrook Connector Trail

0.8 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Vesper Trail

0.4 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

WB&A Trail

13.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

Wayne Gilchrest Trail

2.1 mi
State: MD
Asphalt

West Campus Access Road Trail

0.4 mi
State: DC
Concrete

West Ox Road Sidepath

2.9 mi
State: VA
Asphalt

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

3.3 mi
State: MD, VA
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Winding along its eponymous river, the Anacostia River Trail (also known as the Anacostia Riverwalk) is a gem of a trail in southeast Washington, D.C.—a vital recreation and active-transportation...
DC, MD 12 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 29.9 mi Asphalt
You can augment your physical exercise with a mental workout on the paved B&A Trail, a 13-mile rail-trail that connects the Chesapeake Bay cities of Baltimore and Annapolis. Along with extensive...
MD 13.3 mi Asphalt
The 11-mile BWI Trail was primarily designed for area commuters; however, the trail also makes for a great recreation venue. Despite being close to BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport, much of the trail is...
MD 12.5 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 4 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 3.25 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
MD 4.3 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Blake Lane Sidepath runs for 3 miles, linking Oak Marr Park and Recreation Center with neighborhoods, Oakton High School and other parks. Most of the trail is concrete and the width of a standard...
VA 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
VA 1.3 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 10 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Town of Brentwood is tucked between Mt Rainier & Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland. This short stretch of paved trail sits on the crest of a levee along the south bank of the...
MD 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Broadneck Peninsula Trail is 1.2 miles of asphalt walking and biking pathway in east Annapolis. The trail runs parallel to College Parkway, from Green Holly Drive to Old Cape St. Claire Road,...
MD 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Burke Lake Loop Trail offers a nearly 5-mile route for a pleasant walk or bike, while enjoying the beautiful scenery around Burke Lake in Fairfax. Since the Burke Lake Loop Trail is within Burke...
VA 4.5 mi Gravel
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...
VA 1.4 mi Asphalt
Cameron Station Linear Park is the quintessential neighborhood trail. Located in Alexandria, a suburb of Washington, D.C., it offers a pleasant paved pathway frequented by joggers, dog walkers,...
VA 1 mi Asphalt
Nearly a mile in length, the Canning House Run Trail extends from the entrance to the Perryville boat ramp south along the west side of Roundhouse Drive to the historic Rodgers Tavern at the...
MD 0.8 mi Asphalt
Detour Notice: As of September 2017, the Capital Crescent Trail east of downtown Bethesda was closed due to the construction of the Purple Line light-rail system. It is estimated that the reopening of...
DC, MD 12.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
MD 10.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Catonsville Short Line Trail follows a segment of the former Catonsville Short Line Railroad, which ran from Charlestown to Catonsville. As of 2018, the trail runs between Shady Nook Avenue and...
MD 1.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
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...
VA 4.7 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Following the Potomac River, the C&O Canal Towpath traverses the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park for 184.5 miles be-tween Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. For...
DC, MD 184.5 mi Brick, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Between 1900 and 1935, the Chesapeake Beach Railway whisked vacationers from Washington, DC, to the grand hotels, beaches and boardwalk of the resort town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland. Now tourists...
MD 1.4 mi Boardwalk
The Cross County Trail is a multi-use trail that generally follows the various stream valleys in Fairfax County, Virginia. It is officially named the Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail in recognition...
VA 40 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Explore the best of the Eastern Shore on Queen Anne’s County’s Cross Island Trail, which runs the width of Kent Island from east to west, stretching between two nature parks. With many access points...
MD 6.5 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Downs Park Trail is located in Downs Park on the Chesapeake Bay just north of Gibson Island. The 3.5-mile perimeter trail is paved, popular for walkers and cyclists alike, and an additional 1.5 miles...
MD 5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Easton Rails to Trails runs from Dutchmans Lane in southern Easton, Maryland, to North Easton Park—a large sports complex—over 2.5 miles away. The trail opened in 1998 and has been a popular local...
MD 2.5 mi Asphalt
Although it parallels Eisenhower Avenue, this paved pathway is not without its charms. On its west end, Alexandria's Eisenhower Avenue Trail begins in Hensley Park, which offers plentiful parking and...
VA 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
VA 28.3 mi Asphalt
A winding line of asphalt meanders between Glenn Dale Park in Lanham to Annapolis Road. The trail is sheltered amongst the riparian woodland of Folly Branch. At the north end of the trail can be...
MD 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Folly Lick Branch Trail begins in Herndon, a northern Virginia suburb. The paved pathway begins off Herndon Parkway and winds northeast along the Folly Lick Branch stream through a residential...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
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...
DC 7 mi Dirt, Gravel
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...
VA 6.2 mi Asphalt
This paved path parallels Georgia Avenue along the west side, and provides easy access to the Intercounty Connector Trail (ICC Trail).  Starting at the southern endpoint, the trail follows Georgia...
MD 1.2 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 2.5 mi Dirt
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park course for 2.5 miles through the heavily wooded park between Ilchester Road and Lost Lake. The trail is gentle and wheelchair accessible. It passes...
MD 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Gwynns Falls Trail is a nearly 19-mile continuous corridor that winds through dozens of west and southwest Baltimore neighborhoods, parks, and historical and cultural landmarks and the urban...
MD 18.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Visitors to the Henson Creek Trail in the sprawling suburbs of southwestern Prince George’s County may be surprised by the extent of woodlands and open space along this corridor that lies just outside...
MD 5.7 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 2 mi Concrete
The 2.5-mile Herring Run Trail is a neighborhood gem that runs through Herring Run Park, a scenic 375-acre stream-valley oasis in Northeast Baltimore. This loop trail, bordered by Harford Road to the...
MD 2.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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...
VA 5.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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...
MD 1.5 mi Asphalt
Although located within easy reach of the Washington, D.C., metro area, the Indian Head Rail Trail in southern Maryland seems far removed from the hectic pace of urban life. The 13-mile paved...
MD 13.4 mi Asphalt
Maryland's Intercounty Connector Trail serves as an important commuting route across Montgomery County and Prince George's County. It gets its name from the Intercounty Connector (also known as State...
MD 8 mi Asphalt
Curving around the perimeter of the Army's Forest Glen Annex, the paved portion of the Ireland Trail is 1.5 miles and winds through the woods, making for a pleasant and scenic excursion into nature....
MD 1.5 mi Asphalt
The John Overstreet Connector is a 1.5-mile trail segment that links the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail and BWI Trail. The short—but vital—trail is named after Overstreet, a retiree from Glen Burnie,...
MD 1.5 mi Asphalt
Running north to south for 11 miles along the Jones Falls Stream Valley, the Jones Falls Trail is one of the Baltimore region’s premier urban trails. Combining pristine forested stream valleys and...
MD 11.1 mi Asphalt
The Kent Island South Trail is one of two popular recreational trails on Maryland’s Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay (the other is the Cross Island Trail). The trail runs parallel...
MD 5.8 mi Asphalt
The Killens Pond Bike Trail provides non-motorized access from US 13 to Killens Pond State Park. The short trail parallels Killens Pond Road before turning south into the park along its main access...
DE 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Klingle Valley Trail spans just shy of a mile in a leafy, residential area of northwest Washington, DC. The trail opened in June 2017 and is accessible to the neighborhoods of Cleveland Park,...
DC 0.7 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 4.5 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel
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...
MD 1.35 mi Asphalt
Lake Frank is a 54-acre reservoir located in the heart of Rock Creek Regional Park in Derwood, east of Rockville. The reservoir, together with Lake Needwood was created for flood control and was named...
MD 1.8 mi Asphalt
The Lake Mercer Loop Trail wraps around Lake Mercer in Fairfax and is slightly over five miles in length. From the Lake Mercer Loop Trail you can hop on to the South Run Trail, or the Burke Lake Loop...
VA 5.3 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Little Falls Trail is a hike-and-bike pathway in Montgomery County, Maryland. Winding through parks and along creeks, the trail runs parallel to the popular Capital Crescent Trail for part of its...
MD 2.2 mi Asphalt
This bike and pedestrian path threads through the park of the same name. The trail exists in 2 sections: the northern segment begins in the Fairland Recreational Park and winds south, eventually...
MD 1.1 mi Asphalt
The Lone Wolf Trail is a 1-mile trail in Anne Arundel County Maryland. The trail is connected to two already existing trails: The Strawberry Lake Way Bicycle Path, and the WB&A Trail. Although the...
MD 1 mi Asphalt
The Long Branch Trail is a neighborhood trail tracing the Long Branch Creek beginning at its confluence with Sligo Creek in Takoma Park, to Piney Branch Road in Long Branch. The trail is an easy ride:...
MD 1.2 mi Asphalt
Maryland's Susquehanna State Park is recognized for challenging hiking and biking trails, camping facilities, rock outcroppings, boating, a museum and restored historical sites. But none of these...
MD 2.5 mi Crushed Stone
The MA & PA Heritage Trail is not your typical rail-trail. Named for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, which chugged through the Harford County countryside for the first half of the 20th...
MD 5.1 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt
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...
MD 8 mi Asphalt
This 3.45-mile paved trail follows the Magruder Branch creek, beginning at the Damascus Recreational Park on Kings Valley Road. It’s a relatively flat trail for most of its length, barring the steeper...
MD 3.45 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Marshyhope Creek is a 37-mile tributary of the Nanticoke River running from Delaware to Maryland. One of the towns it passes through is Federalsburg, Maryland, where a 2.5-mile multiuse greenway...
MD 2.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Marvin Gaye Trail offers a paved pathway through the Deanwood, Burville, Lincoln Heights, and Hillbrook neighborhoods of Washington, DC. Just shy of 2 miles, it runs from Minnesota Avenue NE, near...
DC 1.9 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 4.5 mi Asphalt
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;...
VA 1.25 mi Asphalt
This short rail-with-trail is short but makes some pretty significant connections: it links the King Street and Braddock Road metro stations. It also connects to the Potomac Yard Trail, helping to...
VA 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT)—a former piece of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O)—serves as a heartbeat of the capital, serving thousands of commuters and recreational trail users as it...
DC, MD 4 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 3 mi Asphalt
CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 2022 FOR UPGRADING. The Mount Airy Rail-Trail will one day span nearly 4 miles across the town of Mount Airy and through a scenic, wooded area. The first completed section of the...
MD 0.5 mi Crushed Stone
The 18-mile Mount Vernon Trail is one of the Washington, D.C., metro area’s most popular trails, passing through park sites, yacht clubs, wet-lands, neighborhoods, towns, and wooded acres. Just across...
VA 18 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Northeast Branch Trail, Lake Artemesia Trail, and Paint Branch Trail combine to form an 8.3-mile segment of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System in Prince George’s County. Connecting in the south...
MD 8.3 mi Asphalt
The Northwest Branch Trail travels a sylvan setting through a string of parks in the Maryland suburbs northeast of Washington, D.C. The 15.8-mile greenway connects the commercial-residential centers...
MD 15.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The #8 Streetcar Path runs just a short distance (0.33 mile) along part of the route of the former streetcar system that once ran between Catonsville and Ellicott City. The streetcar operated from...
MD 0.33 mi Crushed Stone
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...
VA 11.5 mi Asphalt
Oxon Run is the name of a tributary of the Potomac River in southeast DC, which lends its name to both the trail system and park in which the trail loop is found. The trail on both sides of the...
DC 3.4 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 2.3 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 3.5 mi Asphalt
Whether by wheel or foot, many off-road trips in southern Howard County involve the Patuxent Branch Trail. Opened in 1997, the 4.5-mile regional trail connects to an extensive network of local trails...
MD 4.5 mi Asphalt
Annapolis' Poplar Trail runs for nearly 1 mile on a section of the old Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis right-of-way in the heart of Maryland's capital city. Although short, the trail is a vital part...
MD 0.9 mi Asphalt
Providing an important urban link between the Crystal City area of Arlington and the western edge of historical Alexandria, the Potomac Yard Trail is a huge boon to the area for commuting as well as...
VA 2 mi Asphalt
This trail traces a hilly green swath located in a Pepco electric utility right-of-way that stretches between South Gernmantown Recreational Park and Muddy Branch Stream Valley Park. It's a natural...
MD 6 mi Dirt, Grass
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...
MD 3.8 mi Asphalt
Closure Notice: The District Department of Transportation and the National Park Service are working on a construction project that began in March 2021 and will affect much of the southern segment of...
DC 8.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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,...
MD 16 mi Asphalt
Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail is part of the countywide trail system. This trail runs from the Fairfax County Parkway to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The distance along the trail from the Parkway to the...
VA 4.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
MD 5.2 mi Asphalt
Only a mile long, the Savage Mill Trail rolls through a significant piece of Howard County’s industrial heritage as it crosses the grounds of an old textile mill complex on the Little Patuxent River....
MD 1.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The bustling D.C. metro area seems light-years away from the parklands bordering the Sligo Creek Trail in the Maryland suburbs northeast of the city. The paved stream-valley trail follows the...
MD 10.2 mi Asphalt
The developing South Shore Trail will one day stretch 14 miles between Annapolis and Odenton. It's also part of the larger East Coast Greenway, a widespread network connecting trails from Maine to...
MD 1.9 mi Asphalt
Nestled amongst the trees of St. Mary's River State Park, trail-goers will find an 8-mile path that loops around St. Mary's Lake, offering beautiful natural scenery and the chance to catch a glimpse...
MD 7.5 mi Dirt
The St. Michaels Nature Trail skirts the western edge of the scenic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, which was built on the site of a 17th century Anglican church that eventually lent the settlement...
MD 1.3 mi Asphalt
Baltimore’s Stony Run Trail follows an old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line through nearly 3 miles of wooded stream valleys and small parks, providing a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle...
MD 2.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel, Woodchips
The Strawberry Lake Way Bicycle Path is a 2.2 mile trail that is located between Laurel and Annapolis in Anne Arundel County Maryland. The trail starts at Piney Orchard Elementary School, and ends at...
MD 2.2 mi Asphalt
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...
VA 3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
DC 1.7 mi Asphalt
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...
MD 13.1 mi Asphalt
The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to populous Baltimore and its relatively flat course, which winds along river valleys through...
MD 19.7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The first thing you may notice about the Trolley Line #9 Trail is the boardwalk that curves between the bluffs of massive rock. The granite was hand cut in the 1890s when the electric streetcar rails...
MD 1.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
Formerly known as the Parklawn North Trail, this path provides a bike-ped connection from the Twinbrook neighborhood to the Rock Creek Trail. The paved trail begins at the end of Rock Creek Mill Road,...
MD 0.8 mi Asphalt
The Vesper Trail, which opened in 2019, serves as a short but important connector between Tysons and northern Vienna. The pathway spans 0.4 miles between the Spring Hill Metro Station (on the Silver...
VA 0.4 mi Asphalt
Central Maryland's WB&A Trail occupies the former Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Electric Railway corridor—hence its name—for its entire route. The railroad operated electric commuter trains...
MD 13.1 mi Asphalt
The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD), one of suburban Washington, D.C.’s most popular rail-­trails, is a fantastic link between the state’s rural and historical past and the nation’s capital....
VA 45 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Wayne Gilchrest Trail offers a scenic off-road route across historical Chestertown on the Eastern Shore, connecting Wilmer Park on the Chester River with Washington College on the north side of...
MD 2.1 mi Asphalt
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...
DC 0.4 mi Concrete
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...
VA 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Windsor Hills Conservation Trail is a short hiking trail through the Windsor Hills neighborhood of Baltimore. Built partially on a former streetcar line that once connected the area with the...
MD 0.9 mi Dirt
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...
MD, VA 3.3 mi Concrete

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Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail

VA - 4.6 miles

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail is part of the countywide trail system. This trail runs from the Fairfax County Parkway to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The distance along the trail from the Parkway to the...

Metro Linear Park

VA - 0.5 miles

This short rail-with-trail is short but makes some pretty significant connections: it links the King Street and Braddock Road metro stations. It also connects to the Potomac Yard Trail, helping to...

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

MD - 19.7 miles

The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to populous Baltimore and its relatively flat course, which winds along river valleys through...

Magruder Branch Trail

MD - 3.45 miles

This 3.45-mile paved trail follows the Magruder Branch creek, beginning at the Damascus Recreational Park on Kings Valley Road. It’s a relatively flat trail for most of its length, barring the steeper...

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Ireland Drive Trail

MD - 1.5 miles

Curving around the perimeter of the Army's Forest Glen Annex, the paved portion of the Ireland Trail is 1.5 miles and winds through the woods, making for a pleasant and scenic excursion into nature....

Northwest Branch Trail

MD - 15.8 miles

The Northwest Branch Trail travels a sylvan setting through a string of parks in the Maryland suburbs northeast of Washington, D.C. The 15.8-mile greenway connects the commercial-residential centers...

Vesper Trail

VA - 0.4 miles

The Vesper Trail, which opened in 2019, serves as a short but important connector between Tysons and northern Vienna. The pathway spans 0.4 miles between the Spring Hill Metro Station (on the Silver...

Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park

MD - 2.5 miles

The Grist Mill Trail at Patapsco Valley State Park course for 2.5 miles through the heavily wooded park between Ilchester Road and Lost Lake. The trail is gentle and wheelchair accessible. It passes...

Cameron Station Linear Park

VA - 1 miles

Cameron Station Linear Park is the quintessential neighborhood trail. Located in Alexandria, a suburb of Washington, D.C., it offers a pleasant paved pathway frequented by joggers, dog walkers,...

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail

MD,VA - 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...

Bluemont Junction Trail

VA - 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...

Broadneck Peninsula Trail

MD - 1.2 miles

The Broadneck Peninsula Trail is 1.2 miles of asphalt walking and biking pathway in east Annapolis. The trail runs parallel to College Parkway, from Green Holly Drive to Old Cape St. Claire Road,...

Metropolitan Branch Trail

DC,MD - 4 miles

The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT)—a former piece of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O)—serves as a heartbeat of the capital, serving thousands of commuters and recreational trail users as it...

Canning House Run Trail

MD - 0.8 miles

Nearly a mile in length, the Canning House Run Trail extends from the entrance to the Perryville boat ramp south along the west side of Roundhouse Drive to the historic Rodgers Tavern at the...

Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park (W&OD)

VA - 45 miles

The Washington and Old Dominion Trail (W&OD), one of suburban Washington, D.C.’s most popular rail-­trails, is a fantastic link between the state’s rural and historical past and the nation’s capital....

Ox Road Sidepath

VA - 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...

Number Eight Streetcar Path

MD - 0.33 miles

The #8 Streetcar Path runs just a short distance (0.33 mile) along part of the route of the former streetcar system that once ran between Catonsville and Ellicott City. The streetcar operated from...

Killens Pond Bike Trail

DE - 2 miles

The Killens Pond Bike Trail provides non-motorized access from US 13 to Killens Pond State Park. The short trail parallels Killens Pond Road before turning south into the park along its main access...

Lake Accotink Trail

VA - 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...

Rosewick Road Sidepath

MD - 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...

Windsor Hills Conservation Trail

MD - 0.9 miles

The Windsor Hills Conservation Trail is a short hiking trail through the Windsor Hills neighborhood of Baltimore. Built partially on a former streetcar line that once connected the area with the...

Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail

MD - 3.8 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...

Easton Rails-to-Trails

MD - 2.5 miles

The Easton Rails to Trails runs from Dutchmans Lane in southern Easton, Maryland, to North Easton Park—a large sports complex—over 2.5 miles away. The trail opened in 1998 and has been a popular local...

St. Michaels Nature Trail

MD - 1.3 miles

The St. Michaels Nature Trail skirts the western edge of the scenic town of St. Michaels, Maryland, which was built on the site of a 17th century Anglican church that eventually lent the settlement...

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Three Notch Trail

MD - 13.1 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...

Henson Creek Trail

MD - 5.7 miles

Visitors to the Henson Creek Trail in the sprawling suburbs of southwestern Prince George’s County may be surprised by the extent of woodlands and open space along this corridor that lies just outside...

Anacostia River Trail

DC,MD - 12 miles

Winding along its eponymous river, the Anacostia River Trail (also known as the Anacostia Riverwalk) is a gem of a trail in southeast Washington, D.C.—a vital recreation and active-transportation...

Indian Head Rail Trail

MD - 13.4 miles

Although located within easy reach of the Washington, D.C., metro area, the Indian Head Rail Trail in southern Maryland seems far removed from the hectic pace of urban life. The 13-mile paved...

Bluemont Junction Trail

VA - 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...

Mount Airy Rail-Trail

MD - 0.5 miles

CLOSED UNTIL AUGUST 2022 FOR UPGRADING. The Mount Airy Rail-Trail will one day span nearly 4 miles across the town of Mount Airy and through a scenic, wooded area. The first completed section of the...

Suitland Parkway Trail

DC - 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...

Middletown Road Sidepath

MD - 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...

Stony Run Trail

MD - 2.9 miles

Baltimore’s Stony Run Trail follows an old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line through nearly 3 miles of wooded stream valleys and small parks, providing a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle...

Oxon Run Trail

DC - 3.4 miles

Oxon Run is the name of a tributary of the Potomac River in southeast DC, which lends its name to both the trail system and park in which the trail loop is found. The trail on both sides of the...

West Campus Access Road Trail

DC - 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...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

DC,MD - 184.5 miles

Following the Potomac River, the C&O Canal Towpath traverses the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park for 184.5 miles be-tween Georgetown in Washington, D.C., and Cumberland, Maryland. For...

Kent Island South Trail

MD - 5.8 miles

The Kent Island South Trail is one of two popular recreational trails on Maryland’s Kent Island, the largest island in the Chesapeake Bay (the other is the Cross Island Trail). The trail runs parallel...

Burke VRE Trail

VA - 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...

Black Hill Trail

MD - 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...

Ireland Drive Trail

MD - 1.5 miles

Curving around the perimeter of the Army's Forest Glen Annex, the paved portion of the Ireland Trail is 1.5 miles and winds through the woods, making for a pleasant and scenic excursion into nature....

Metro Linear Park

VA - 0.5 miles

This short rail-with-trail is short but makes some pretty significant connections: it links the King Street and Braddock Road metro stations. It also connects to the Potomac Yard Trail, helping to...

MA & PA Heritage Trail

MD - 5.1 miles

The MA & PA Heritage Trail is not your typical rail-trail. Named for the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, which chugged through the Harford County countryside for the first half of the 20th...

Paint Branch Trail (Prince George's County)

MD - 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...

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Fairfax County Parkway Trail

VA - 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...

Indian Creek Trail (MD)

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...

Meadowlark Connector Trail

VA - 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;...

Lone Wolf Trail

MD - 1 miles

The Lone Wolf Trail is a 1-mile trail in Anne Arundel County Maryland. The trail is connected to two already existing trails: The Strawberry Lake Way Bicycle Path, and the WB&A Trail. Although the...

Klingle Valley Trail

DC - 0.7 miles

The Klingle Valley Trail spans just shy of a mile in a leafy, residential area of northwest Washington, DC. The trail opened in June 2017 and is accessible to the neighborhoods of Cleveland Park,...

Little Paint Branch Trail

MD - 1.1 miles

This bike and pedestrian path threads through the park of the same name. The trail exists in 2 sections: the northern segment begins in the Fairland Recreational Park and winds south, eventually...

Windsor Hills Conservation Trail

MD - 0.9 miles

The Windsor Hills Conservation Trail is a short hiking trail through the Windsor Hills neighborhood of Baltimore. Built partially on a former streetcar line that once connected the area with the...

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail

VA - 4.6 miles

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail is part of the countywide trail system. This trail runs from the Fairfax County Parkway to Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. The distance along the trail from the Parkway to the...

Metropolitan Branch Trail

DC,MD - 4 miles

The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT)—a former piece of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O)—serves as a heartbeat of the capital, serving thousands of commuters and recreational trail users as it...

Holmes Run Trail

VA - 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...

Anacostia River Trail

DC,MD - 12 miles

Winding along its eponymous river, the Anacostia River Trail (also known as the Anacostia Riverwalk) is a gem of a trail in southeast Washington, D.C.—a vital recreation and active-transportation...

Stony Run Trail

MD - 2.9 miles

Baltimore’s Stony Run Trail follows an old Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad line through nearly 3 miles of wooded stream valleys and small parks, providing a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle...

B&A Trail

MD - 13.3 miles

You can augment your physical exercise with a mental workout on the paved B&A Trail, a 13-mile rail-trail that connects the Chesapeake Bay cities of Baltimore and Annapolis. Along with extensive...

Rock Creek Trail (MD)

MD - 16 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,...

Lake Frank Trail

MD - 1.8 miles

Lake Frank is a 54-acre reservoir located in the heart of Rock Creek Regional Park in Derwood, east of Rockville. The reservoir, together with Lake Needwood was created for flood control and was named...

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

MD - 19.7 miles

The Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts because of its proximity to populous Baltimore and its relatively flat course, which winds along river valleys through...

Recent Trail Reviews

Rocky Run Stream Valley Trail

amazing trail for your first real biking trail

June, 2022 by r4kthrkfhs

Peaceful calm relatively long for your first trail but absolutely amazing couldn’t recommend more

Holmes Run Trail

Still closed!!

June, 2022 by muddmucker

I live right off of this trail and despite reassurance from the local government that it will be repaired (it’s been years!!) the path by Van Dorn and also a small bridge by Cameron Station are still closed.

Twinbrook Connector Trail

Connecting Viers Mill Bridge to Twinbrook Metro Station

June, 2022 by ksargent2

Taking the Rock Creek Trail South, once you pass over the Viers Mill Bridge you can make a U-turn at the bottom of the bridge and head back to Viers Mill Road. The Twinbrook Connector starts there, heading Northwest and is protected from Viers Mill traffic by a guardrail. After 2/10 of a mile, you'll turn left into a beautiful forest. In five more minutes, you'll have finished the uphill trail. Continue up to Fishers Lane, make a right and in five minutes you'll be at the Twinbrook Metro Station.

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Marvin Gaye Trail

Cool trail

June, 2022 by daroy.perkins

Me and my son ride this trail to get from Capitol heights metro to Minnesota/Nannie Hellen corner.. it has about 4 or 5 crosswalks lol

Indian Head Rail Trail

Outstanding Trail

June, 2022 by utpaduke

Mel n I rode our tandem back. Even though we are staying at Green Belt, we drove 30 miles to get there because we knew the parking place and we knew the trail from previous trips. We parked at Bensville Park and rode towards Indian Head. Trail is recently re-paved and as beautiful a ride as before. The Lily-pads were gorgeous. It was definitely worth the drive out. Now if we can get a Braves win!¿¿¿

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

awesome trail

June, 2022 by dug2gld

Awesome trail. Nice scenery with history along the way. Only did point of rock to Brunswick. Stopped at the brewery. Next trip will be to Harpers Ferry.

Long Branch Trail (MD)

Sedate woodsy trail

June, 2022 by dtread

The Long Branch Trail is a nice sedate, woodsy trail that is short but sweet. Provides nice access to the Long Branch Recreation Center as well as several local parks. Offers a restful retreat from traffic and noise. Would be nice if it was extended further south to connect to the Sligo Creek Trail.

Georgia Avenue Trail

Optional side spur off the Intercounty Connector (ICC) Trail

June, 2022 by dtread

The Georgia Avenue Trail offers a nice option for north and south access from the ICC Trail along Georgia Ave. There's a shopping plaza north of Emory Lane (where the Olney Manor Recreational Park and Swim Center is located) and it takes one at least part of the way to downtown Olney. Hopefully someday it will be extended southward beyond Norbeck Road to connect it to the Matthew Henson Trail. Check out the many hawks and vultures in the air or on the microwave or cell phone towers near the ICC Park and Ride lot. Use caution when crossing ICC off-ramp; there is limited sight distance.

Ireland Drive Trail

Nice trail through the woods

June, 2022 by dtread

The Ireland Drive Trail offers a nice quiet trail through the woods that can also be used for access from Rock Creek Trail (near Le Velle Drive) to Forest Glen and Silver Spring. The Ament Drive entrance is right by the National Park Seminary and the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The entrance off of the Rock Creek Trail is close to Woodend Nature Sanctuary.

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

perfect for a sunny day

June, 2022 by jmk355

First timer on this trail, great experience. Began at Railroad PA trail head of the Heritage Rail Trail which connects a few miles south. Rode to soutern terminus and returned. about 45 mi. Much of the trail has an excellent tree canopy and prevents the sun from getting too hot. Lots of scenery and history to soak in the entire way. Got a little crowded at times near popular trail heads, but quickly thinned out a mile or so out. A number of inner tubers were walking along to take advantage of the adjacent river.
Something for everyone, well worth the trip .

Jones Falls Trail

Very hilly trail

May, 2022 by jeisenm

I rode from the Whole foods lot down to 41st street on the trail on Sunday afternoon. The trail was not very crowded. Later in the year there will be raspberries to pick. There is not much parking for the trail, so I parked at Whole foods. There were two guys roller blading due to to the paved surface. This part of the trail is mostly wooded and felt safe, but very hilly. Do not make my mistake and try to go thru Cylburn Aboretum. The trail runs parallel to Cylburn. I will be back.

Cross County Trail (VA)

Not for beginners

May, 2022 by pkasla

Avoid my mistake! Please read the reviews before you try this trail, which depending on what section you are on is a mixed bag of paved, single tracks, rocks, gravels, dirt, and exposed tree roots at . My number 1 complaint would be poorly marked sign. Sometimes the trail is just lost with no signs at all. I had to back track many places to find the signs. Even the signs are tiny with arrows in burgundy, not very visible. Why not bright red, yellow, or orange? Section in Fairfax City going south, starting at Jermantown Road is paved and the most beautiful once you get off the road at Pickett Road into the trail all the way to Springfield. Passing this point is Pohick, which I haven't got a chance to explore yet. Reading the reviews, I would expect as rough as the north section, which I tried over the weekend from W&OD entrance, passing through Reston, Vienna, and finally connects at Jermantown Road in Fairfax. To survive this section you need a hybrid bike at least, if not gravel or mountain bike. You are pretty much in the woods, following Difficult Run. Don't get hurt! Uber would not be able to find you in the woods. There are exposed tree roots, rocks, gravels, down trees, mud, and single track. Sometimes there is no bridge to cross the streams, no stepping stones either, so you would have to carry your bike skipping from rock to rock. I got fooled the previous weekend when I tried from Springfield to Fairfax and would expect the same in the north section. I have yet to explore the last northern section from W&OD to Great Falls and the southern most, from Pohick to the Occoquan. Now reading the reviews, I would expect as rough as the Reston section. Don't let the mileage mislead you. If you are in the rough sections, allow plenty of time as you don't want to get stuck in the woods in the dark. Notwithstanding the rough and poor signage, this trail is overall beautiful, wooded, nature bound with plenty to see. Enjoy!

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