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I’ve been running, jogging, and now walking on the W&OD trail, from Arlington all the way out To Purcellville for about 45 years. The trail has always been kept in decent shape and is used by pedestrians and cyclists alike. The scenery changes with the...More
This is for the stretch of trail between Reston and Sterling, the only part of the trail I have biked.
-It is paved and smooth
-Not very hilly (relatively flat)
-Coffee shops/cafes/stores along the route
-Downtown Herndon features old trains and historical markers
A well maintained trail through the farms and a few exurbs. Easy grades (old train line), great scenery, and shade trees, with restaurants, wineries and breweries within brief diversions from trail. A can't miss cycle
Over 40 miles of beautiful Virginia scenery, the W&OD is a great venue for walking or riding. The trail is wide enough to accommodate groups in both directions (but be alert for people passing you on the left), and there are several spots along the...More
I selected the hotel for my business trip due to its proximity to a "jogging trail" but did not know much more. The staff at the Springhill Suites in Herndon directed me to an access point - though they were not too familiar with the...More
This is my go-to ride almost daily. The W&OD is a 45 mile paved rail trail from to Purcellville at the foot of the Blue Ridge to Arlington where it connects with the Four Mile Run or Custis Trails to the Mount Vernon Trail. One...More