West Potomac Park

Home to the famous Cherry Blossom Festival, West Potomac Park includes Washington D.C.’s Tidal Basin. The paved 1.75-mile loop is beautiful in all seasons and is also very convenient; located close to the National Mall, it can be added on to other trails for additional mileage. Benches, trash cans, and water fountains are available along the loop, and bathrooms are …

National Mall

If you go to Washington D.C. and don’t take the chance to run, bike or walk around the National Mall, you are missing out on a great opportunity to see the most iconic sites of the city while getting in a workout. The multi-use path varies from a dirt path near the Smithsonian Museums to asphalt near the Reflecting Pool, …

Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail is a wide, flat dirt path stretching from Georgetown to Bethesda. Approximately 7.5 miles in length, the trail features mile markers and is a popular route for runners. Some cyclists do utilize the trail, but the surface may be inappropriate for road bikes, so approach with caution. Getting onto the path from Georgetown is as easy …

Mount Vernon Trail

Running along the banks of the Potomac River through Northern Virginia, the Mt. Vernon Trail is a great resource for runners or cyclists who are looking to get a long workout in. The trail is 18 miles in length and runs from Theodore Roosevelt Island to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s historic home. The path is mostly asphalt with some areas …

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