Eisenhower Avenue Trail


3 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

Eisenhower Avenue Trail Facts

States: Virginia
Counties: Alexandria
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Eisenhower Avenue and Mill Road and Hensley Park
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8835280

Eisenhower Avenue Trail Description

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 athletic facilities.

As you travel east from the park, you'll have the roadway to your left and Cameron Run to your right. (For this reason, the trail is also sometimes referred to as the Cameron Run Bike Trail.) The waterway is quite pretty with a tree-lined grassy embankment. At this end, you can also connect to the Holmes Run Trail, another paved route which heads northwest through the city. On the opposite (north) side of Eisenhower Avenue, you'll also find Cameron Run Regional Park and Great Waves Waterpark, both popular for outdoor fun in the summer.

Towards the east end of the trail, the surface changes from asphalt to concrete and you'll pass several restaurants and businesses. On this end of the trail, there is also a fairly steep section as you climb a bridge up and over several major roadways. The trail ends adjacent to Hoffman Town Center, a busy mixed-use area which includes a movie theater, and the Eisenhower Metro Station.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available on the west end of the trail in Hensley Park (4200 Eisenhower Avenue). You can also access the trail on its east end using public transportation via the Eisenhower Metro Station.

Eisenhower Avenue Trail Reviews

Convenient For Locals; Trailing Getting A Little Rough

This trail is indeed convenient for the connection to Holmes Run Trail. It is semi-urban in nature, no exciting scenery but the greater positive is that there are no road crossings on the trail.

At this writing the trail was getting a little rough in spots. Hazards include at least one pothole at a utility box but more numerous are tree-roots that are causing the asphalt to protrude in multiple areas, creating potential hazards for wheeled transport, but especially inline skaters. However, these are navigable if care is taken to watch for them.

If you want to be by yourself

This is a used trail, but you are never in congestion, even on weekends. No shade. Cameron Run on the south side, development on the north. Flat. It's a pleasant trail for those who want little traffic on the trail and an easy bike ride day.

Family-friendly ride

Our family, including my 7-year-old daughter, went on the trail last weekend and it's an easy and pleasant ride. We enjoyed the views of the waterway and the seamless connection to the Holmes Run Trail which heads to Ben Brenman Park, where there is additional parking, restrooms, and a playground.

Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple


Your account has been deleted.