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Great for Biking

We had an awesome ride to the monuments from our apartment in Crystal City. Easy access to Gravelly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thenotesofnee
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Arlington, Virginia
A great amenity for this area

I run on the Mount Vernon Trail a couple times a week for most of the year (including yesterday... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BigTA
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome ride to the monuments from our apartment in Crystal City. Easy access to Gravelly Point, riding along the Potomac River, and riding across the 14th Street Bridge to the District to ride (and walk) through the National Mall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thenotesofnee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I run on the Mount Vernon Trail a couple times a week for most of the year (including yesterday). Occasionally bike it as well. It's one of the great things about living around Crystal City.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BigTA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a scenic bike trail that is 18miles one way. It goes from Rosslyn to Mt. Vernon. The most difficult portion is in Old Town because you have to deal with pedestrians, and traffic. The rest of the path is scenic .

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Turbayveronica
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful views along the trail. Anytime of the year is good to visit. You may also see wildlife, mostly waterfowl in the Potomac river.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank operasuper
Reviewed November 24, 2018

The plan was to do an out-and-back from Old Town Alex with the wife while waiting for the 3:00 PM check-in at our hotel. (Old Colony Inn, they let us use their parking, an easy block or two from the trail. I recommend.) I have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

great place to run and bike. we have done both. nice views all the way up to mount vernon. warning the last half mile to mount vernon can be a bear on the bike. large hill. only downside is that some cyclist think they own...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mad155
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Visited Mount Vernon. Spectacular view from the porch. George had a great vista from his house. Interesting renovation of the house and grounds.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

Between Mount Vernon and Roosevelt Island, you can bike, skate, jog or just walk and enjoy amazing scenery and connection along over 20 miles of riverfront.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PO_703
Reviewed August 4, 2018

2nd visit to the Trail. 1st was north into Georgetown and back. Today I went from Reagan National to Mt Vernon and back. Very nice ride but the trail is getting some age on it. The path is in fairly good condition but there are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CapnSteve
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is always one of my favorite local activities. The views are just stunning every step of the way. And the ride is pretty easy for most of its length. I like to park near Old Town Alexandria and bike until I reach Mount Vernon....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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James L
May 25, 2018|
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Response from IamLuving2Travel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are quite a few options depending on day....tons of street parking on weekends...might have to do a few loops to find it in Alexandria and Arlington but possible...free rates vary wildly so be careful....Saturday... More
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Jeanne W
May 8, 2018|
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Response from Clara D | Reviewed this property |
Yes! You have many options! Capital bikes are everywhere and probably easiest for renting a bike
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March 19, 2018|
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Response from Dr Debbie H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no but other walks are possible heavy traffic and be careful not to get onto a no sidewalk route
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