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Mount Vernon Trail, Arlington

4.7
#2 of 16 in Parks in Arlington
Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Mount Vernon Trail (MVT) is a 17 miles (27 km) long shared use path that travels along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Northern Virginia between Rosslyn and George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. The trail connects the easternmost portions of Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, and Fairfax County, and travels mostly on dedicated trail with a small portion on city streets. As part of U.S. Bike Route 1, the MVT opened in April 1972 as a gravel path and was subsequently expanded and paved.
The MVT is part of the much larger mid-Atlantic Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

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  • This is a great trail to walk on. There are miles of paved paths there. It is also connected to Theodore Roosevelt Island and several bridges across the Potomac River to the National Mall.  more »
  • Very nice drive along the Potomac River - plenty of places to pull over to walk, ride bikes or picnic  more »
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