MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path


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MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path Facts

States: Maryland
Counties: Montgomery
Length: 8 miles
Trail end points: Old Angler's Inn (Potomac, MD) and MacArthur Blvd. NW and Norton St. NW (Washington, DC)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6449613
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Walking

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MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path Description

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 Echo Park.

Cyclists should be warned that the path is no more than a glorified shoulder at times, although the corridor is targeted for improvement in the near future. Connections to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park can be made at the trail’s northern endpoint at Old Angler’s Inn in Potomac; at Brickyard Road; at the bridge over Cabin John Creek and Cabin John Parkway just west of Wilson Lane; and at the northern end of the Brookmont development closer to the Maryland–District of Columbia border.

The trail also links to the Capital Crescent Trail via the Little Falls Trail at Sangamore Road.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path can be found at Old Angler’s Inn, Cabin John Park and Glen Echo Park along MacArthur Boulevard.

MacArthur Boulevard Bike Path Reviews

There is another good connection to the Towpath at the east end of the Cabin John Bridge (Wilson Lane) and another connection at Sycamore Store. There are also shops at Glen Echo. At the Anglers Inn end you can extend your ride into Great Falls Park and at the DC end you can connect to the Palisades streets. With the connection to the C & O towpath you can bike all the way to Pittsburg without a cross street and with the connection to the Capital Crescent Trail you can connect to the Rock Creek Trail and the Mount Vernon Trail. Youker 9/16/2010

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