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The Washington & Old Dominion Trail

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Beautiful, well-maintained trail!

We rode from Sterling to Leesburg and back. The trail is marked along the way by local businesses who welcome you to come and visit them. These signs let you know... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Danville, Virginia, United States

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Danville, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We rode from Sterling to Leesburg and back. The trail is marked along the way by local businesses who welcome you to come and visit them. These signs let you know .. quickly..what they have to offer and if they have restrooms. I found this to be a delightful addition to an already wonderful trail. The locals are very savvy... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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377 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I walk this trail continually. I can get to it just up the street from my house but I also drive to other stretches of it so I can enjoy new scenery. My husband rides it 19 miles round trip for work everyday. The trail is paved and has a centerline to keep people safely on the correct side. Serious... More 

Thank Dawn M
Long Island, New York
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130 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to walk, bike, or run!! Trail is pretty flat with some hills...great for training. Some areas are next to water, too! There is also a mountain bike trail right next to the paved one!

Thank WallietheWalrus
Kansas City, Missouri
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182 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

Amazing trail suited for bike and pedestrian alike. Hidden in a urban area between DC and IAD. Noted paved and non paved trails to accommodate the different requirements of bikes and pedestrians.

Thank Richard H
frederick, maryland
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658 reviews
127 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very well maintained 45 mile paved route. I almost always see a volunteer surveying or fixing something along the route. Over the years, there have been constant improvements with countdown stop lights at the few major road crossings, repaving, and minor routing improvements. There are mileage markers every 1/2 mile, signs announcing the different towns, many informative... More 

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Beltsville, Maryland
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39 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Well maintained with lots of amenities at regular intervals. Built with bikes in mind unlike some local trails, the hills are all moderate. It is a power line trail, but a very nice one.

Thank Jeff M
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232 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

We love to drive over to Leesburg from MD via White's Ferry to bike the section of the W & OD trail that goes west from Leesburg towards Purcellville. There is a slight rising grade on the outbound leg. Several road crossings are located within the Leesburg city limits. Once out of town, the trail passes by residential areas and... More 

Thank FMCMaryland
Bloomington, Illinois
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

I used this trail several times during my stay in Herndon, VA. I ran through the towns of Reston, Herndon, and Sterling (Mile markers 16 - 23). A couple times I started before the sun came up and the area felt very safe the whole time. The trail is paved with a center line and in excellent condition. The biggest... More 

Thank Matt E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,309 reviews
1,826 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,894 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

The trail where I usually run is pretty flat. Plenty of room for bikers and runners to pass each other, which is good. Not terribly interesting scenery, but it'll do. And it's really long, so good for training if you're into races.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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487 reviews
150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I recently visited the Herndon, VA area for business and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel offered mountain bikes to its patrons. Being a cyclist myself I jumped at the chance to get in a few miles while on a business trip. I took out a Raleigh Mountain Bike and got in a 5 to 6 mile ride after dinner and... More 

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