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Address: Along Shoreline, Arlington, VA
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Excellent riverside trail from Rosslyn to Mt Vernon

Great year round trail connecting Rosslyn to Mt Vernon, going by Lady Bird Johnson's garden, the Navy memorial, Gravelley point, Reagan airport, two marinas, Old Town Alexandria... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great year round trail connecting Rosslyn to Mt Vernon, going by Lady Bird Johnson's garden, the Navy memorial, Gravelley point, Reagan airport, two marinas, Old Town Alexandria, and a variety of parks, and wetlands. All of these sights plus being riverside and across from the memorials is a fantastic way to spend the day walking, jogging or biking.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning setting. Love the whole area and concept of where we were. You can feel what it must have been like back in the day. The whole area is steeped in awesomeness. After you see the movie, the mansion, makes it even more special. Go in good weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you leave the mansion after a visit you can walk the grounds via the trail. It takes you to the Potomac shores with great views as you approach the stables and agriculture areas of the grounds. It is a beautiful walk not too hard if in shape and worth doing if you visit Mount Vernon.

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Close to local hotels and sites. Easily accessible and always has tons of walkers and bikers on trail. great view of the Potomac and all that Arlington has to offer. The weather at this time of year was perfect,

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed our ride from our hotel in Rosslyn to Mt Vernon. We rode on a Thursday and it wasn't terribly crowded. It's a very scenic ride. We stopped and watched the planes land right over our heads at the airport and had a great view of the city. Alexandria was a perfect place to stop... More 

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Indian Shores, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We rented bikes (Big Wheels) and rode the 11 miles (each way) from the waterfront to Mt Vernon. The trail was in good condition with beautiful water views and wooded areas. The trail was well marked, plenty of place to rest and stop for a drink of water; though the only restrooms are at Mt Vernon and the waterfront. Take... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It is a beautiful bike trail. Took a bike ride with my husband. Lots of shade along the river. Just so beautiful and refreshing. Have to watch out for other bikers who should be more careful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Where else can you ride along a river past so many historical monuments, watch planes take off and end up at George washingtons house?! Only down side like anything that is popular. it gets crowded on nice days.

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Indian Head, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Very good trail to bike on. Great view of the Potomac and an easy ride most of the way. However, if you are riding to Mt Vernon, be prepared for a very large hill as you approach the Mt. Vernon parking lot. It is definitely a challenge. We recommend parking at Belle Haven park which is about 8 miles from... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Trail travels from Rosslyn area to Mt Vernon along the Potomac. Lots of wonderful views. Can be crowded on weekends. On street segment in Alexandria area which can be confusing to follow.

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