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Mount Vernon Trail

Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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Beautiful, safe and clean

Mount Vernon trail is great to talk, run or bike! It has amazing views! It is also very safe! I run... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clara D
Arlington, Virginia
via mobile
Great place to exercise and enjoy the scenery

My wife and I spent a few hours walking this trail from Gravelly Point to Arlington Cemetery while... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Joe K
New Oxford, PA
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“crystal city” (18 reviews)
“potomac river” (21 reviews)
Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mount Vernon trail is great to talk, run or bike! It has amazing views! It is also very safe! I run or bike it many times alone and have never had a negative experience in the 10 years I have trekked it

Thank Clara D
Reviewed 13 October 2017

My wife and I spent a few hours walking this trail from Gravelly Point to Arlington Cemetery while waiting for my son's flight to get in at Reagan Airport. The trail is nice and can be busy at times, so keep alert. The scenery is...More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 3 October 2017

walk, run or bike along the potomac river and enjoy the breezes - makes you feel like you're not in a city. a must trail to run.

Thank akeim1
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I love biking this trail along the Potomac River. It's scenic with beautiful views of the Washington Monument and the Capital Building, to name a few. The trails are well marked and maintained. They can be quite busy at times. Take advantage of the many...More

Thank katherine f
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The cruise down the river was very informative. They also have drinks on board and an open top for your pleasure. Make sure to have good shoes on as this is a lot of walking.

Thank deereman0104
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I like to stay in Crystal City when I'm in DC. This trail is easily accessible from there. It is well kept and you can see a lot sights on a run, walk or bike. I took it to the 14th Street bridge and crossed...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Well done with beautiful scenery through historic locations. Fall is an exceptional time to take this journey....Enjoy!

Thank Beachluvinfamily
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Drove to Gravelly Point at DCA and biked to Old Town where we had a great lunch on the water. This is a well maintained asphalt path with a couple of nice wood deck bridges. It's heavily traveled by bicycle and running enthusiasts alike. Views...More

Thank cbw51
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Told from the perspective from a long distance runner. You can easily run a marathon or ultramarathon on this trail. You can't get lost although it gets a little fuzzy when you get into Old Town Alexandria, but still easy enough to navigate. Most of...More

Thank njaneardude
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Mount Vernon Trail is place that I will drive to when I need to clear my head or making some very deep decisions. The ground are absolutely beautiful ,,,, well when the geese don't leave their dropping:-). It is an amazing view. . Having battled...More

Thank 627deedeeb
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21 July 2016|
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Response from bens9 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are even drinking stations for them. Would start in Alexandria though...
Rick S
3 June 2016|
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Response from BTF602 | Reviewed this property |
You can stay in Old Town Alexandria or in the Crystal City area. There are lots of choices of inns and hotels. Both are pretty close to the trail (just blocks.)
Steve C
3 March 2016|
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Response from Softball4ever | Reviewed this property |
It is very close to the Crystal City hotels, we biked over but it was close enough to walk over. The trail seemed very safe to me. As far as watching planes that I am not sure. I don't recall seeing many when we rode the... More