Let Arlington surprise you with more than 80 miles of paved—and lots more unpaved trails–making taking a woodsy scenic hike, jog or bike ride a breeze, even in cool weather.
1. Cruise with Capital Views: Probably one of the most famous—and popular—trails in the area, the Mount Vernon Trail takes guests along the Potomac River with unobstructed views of Washington, DC. You will cruise past green spaces, old bridges and marinas. Make sure to pack a picnic and stop to watch the planes take off and land at Gravelly Point. Here you’ll find restrooms and views of the National Mall.
2. Immerse Yourself in Nature in Theodore Roosevelt Island: To really get away from it all, follow the Potomac Heritage Trail starting at the north end of the Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot and continue 10 miles to the American Legion Bridge. Just know that up river a couple of miles there are challenging sections as the trail narrows: Don't fall in!