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Mount Vernon Trail

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Address: Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA

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it is a beautifull trail to walk or run along the river

This peaceful trail is great to walk through or run. The sounds of the birds, the trees the fresh air makes it an excellent and different activity.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Maritza G
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This peaceful trail is great to walk through or run. The sounds of the birds, the trees the fresh air makes it an excellent and different activity.

Thank Maritza G
Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had made a commitment to walk at least three miles outdoors each day during the month of Januaryand wanted to keep that commitment while staying at Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport! My husband and I got on the trail near Crystal City and did our walk. Interesting to be so close to Reagan National Airport. Jets were... More 

Thank mahonedawgmom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thor and I went for a long walk on this popular trail. Lots of bikes and runners but they were all courteous and made sure to let me know they were coming so as not to spook the pup. Just a little bit too much trash accumulating on the sides of the trail-great temptations for the pup.

Thank berni39
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nothing beats the views of Washington from the Virginia shoreline in Arlington, but this trail also continues through historic Alexandria, Virginia, and beyond, to George Washington's Mount Vernon estate.

Thank Steve M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a long trail, so it depends which section you take. The northernmost area is in the city and you can take it all the way to Mount Vernon. To take the entire trail in a day is possible if you have a bike, I feel like walking the whole thing would be tedious (possible yes of course, but... More 

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Washington DC, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Great year round trail connecting Rosslyn to Mt Vernon, going by Lady Bird Johnson's garden, the Navy memorial, Gravelley point, Reagan airport, two marinas, Old Town Alexandria, and a variety of parks, and wetlands. All of these sights plus being riverside and across from the memorials is a fantastic way to spend the day walking, jogging or biking.

Thank srussell3travel
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Stunning setting. Love the whole area and concept of where we were. You can feel what it must have been like back in the day. The whole area is steeped in awesomeness. After you see the movie, the mansion, makes it even more special. Go in good weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

As you leave the mansion after a visit you can walk the grounds via the trail. It takes you to the Potomac shores with great views as you approach the stables and agriculture areas of the grounds. It is a beautiful walk not too hard if in shape and worth doing if you visit Mount Vernon.

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Close to local hotels and sites. Easily accessible and always has tons of walkers and bikers on trail. great view of the Potomac and all that Arlington has to offer. The weather at this time of year was perfect,

Thank Sheletha R
Bourbonnais, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our ride from our hotel in Rosslyn to Mt Vernon. We rode on a Thursday and it wasn't terribly crowded. It's a very scenic ride. We stopped and watched the planes land right over our heads at the airport and had a great view of the city. Alexandria was a perfect place to stop... More 

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