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“Nice to have this available”
Review of Mount Vernon Trail

Mount Vernon Trail
Ranked #10 of 94 things to do in Arlington
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Franklin Tennessee
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice to have this available”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

I ran everyday on this trail. Very nice. Paved and well maintained. Couple of places to watch for traffic in the park along with bikes. Can get a little busy at the end of the runway at Reagan. A much better option than the sidewalk or treadmill. It can keep you occupied for several days.

Visited April 2013
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Mount Vernon-George Washington's plantation”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I'm not sure if Mount Vernon Trail refers to the plantation, but I visited the home and grounds and it is a fantastic place to visit. My tip is to spend an entire day there - too much to see in the 1/2 day I had. The Visitor Center and Museum are fabulous. The house tour is really good.

Visited April 2013
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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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200 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Potomac River”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great Views of the River and lots of beauty surrounding you. It's a great place to visit.. we went to the George Washington Estate at Mount Vernon and visited the mansion and museum there. It was very educational and beautiful grounds. The kids enjoyed it and so did we.

Visited April 2013
Thank Christina R
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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great way to see the Cherry Blossoms!”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Just returned from a two day trip to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms. My husband and I stayed in Old Town Alexandria and biked the Mount Vernon trail from Jones Point Park to the Tidal Basin. We stayed on Eisenhower Ave, a 5 min drive from Jones Point Park where there was ample parking available to unload bikes and begin the journey. From there we rode along the river and into Old Town, following the marked path along the road either waterfront or a block off the water. We loved seeing the old historic homes and buildings. Traffic was light and very pedestrian/bike friendly. We even stopped to check out some menus on the many fabulous restaurants in Old Town. From there we followed the trail out of Alexandria along the Potomac and over some wetlands. The trail continued for several miles along the Potomac and past beautiful green spaces with delicate weeping willow trees and large areas of daffodils. At times the trail paralleled the parkway, perhaps a bit too closely for me, and continued past the airport. The trail turned back to the river and we were able to look across the Potomac and see the Washington Monument and several memorials. We continued on the trail, crossing over the Memorial bridge that ended at the Lincoln Memorial, and continued our biking around DC, past the White House, down the mall to the Capitol, and back to the Tidal Basin, before returning along the trail to Alexandria. This trip was about 20 miles (about 16-17 round trip from Jones Point Park to Memorial Bridge). I am a middle aged out of condition woman but managed this ride quite well. Perfect spring day and the blossoms were beautiful. Traffic was not heavy on the trail and everyone was extremely courteous with a good mix of polite bikers (who pinged as the approached) and joggers. We did not experience any dangerous riders.. As we reentered Old Town, we noticed a waterfront park and stopped in at the Chart House for a cold beverage on the terrace overlooking the harbor. This morning we drove south on the parkway to Mount Vernon, parked in the lot there by the trail head, and rode the trail for a few miles north toward Alexandria. This half of the trail is a bit more scenic in my opinion as more of it follows the Potomac. There is a bit of a climb close to Mount Vernon, but again, an easy ride. I highly recommend this trail!

Visited April 2013
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Lansing, Mi
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Used the several times during my 7 day trip”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Stayed in Rosslyn and could easily catch the paved trail from my hotel at the Holiday Inn Key Bridge. It is a great running and biking trail. It is a busy trail and alot of bikers. Love the views of the monuments and bridges from the trail

Visited April 2013
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