Biking in Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland

July 20, 2009
My Specialized Tricross hybrid has taken me over nearly all bike trails of Northern Virginia
and DC. One of my best is the Rock Creek Park trail in DC. This is about a 30-40 mile round
trip from Ballston, Arlington, VA. I have just started tracing my path on the Every Trail site
using my Google phone and the Every Trail app. I had not set up the GPS properly on my first
trip so it failed to function. You will see that the first trail is not quite a closed loop.
Take a look at the trails

  1. Ballston, Arlington VA to Reagan National Round trip (15 miles) 18 April, 2009
  2. Ballston, Arlington VA to Silver Spring Md. trip (15 miles) 19 April, 2009
  3. Ballston, Arlington VA to Eisenhower Ave.. Round trip (25 miles) 26 April, 2009
  4. Ballston, Arlington VA to Dulles Airport Round trip (45 miles) 9 May, 2009
  5. Ballston, Arlington VA to Mt. Vernon Round trip (40 miles) 16 May, 2009
  6. Ballston, Arlington VA to Violette’s Lock on C&O canal, Maryland Round trip (50 miles) 23 May, 2009
  7. Ballston, Arlington VA to Rock Creek to Bethesda, Maryland Round trip (30 miles) 30 May, 2009
  8. Ballston, Arlington VA to Leesburg VA Round trip (60 miles) 6 June, 2009
  9. Ballston, Arlington, VA to White’s Ferry, MD on the C&O canal; round trip (80 miles) 13 June, 2009
  10. Ballston, Arlington, VA to Harper’s Ferry, WV on the C&O canal; round trip (120 miles) 20 June, 2009
  11. Ballston, Arlington, VA to Purcellville, VA on the W&OD trail; round trip (80 miles) 27 June, 2009
  12. Ballston, Arlington, VA to Cumberland, MD on the C&O Canal trail; (180 miles) 2-3 July, 2009
  13. Ballston, Arlington, VA to Mt. Vernon, VA on the Mt. Vernon trail; (40 miles) 11 July, 2009
  14. Ballston, Arlington, VA to East Potomac Park, DC; (18 miles) 12 July, 2009
  15. Prince William Forest National Park; (15 miles) 18 July, 2009
  16. Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT), MD, Round Trip (44 miles) 25 July, 2009
Trails on EveryTrail

  1. Ballston, Arlington VA to Reagan National Round trip (15 miles) 18 April, 2009
  2. Ballston, Arlington VA to Silver Spring Md. trip (15 miles) 19 April, 2009
  3. Ballston, Arlington VA to Eisenhower Ave.. Round trip (25 miles) 26 April, 2009
  4. Ballston, Arlington VA to Dulles Airport Round trip (45 miles) 9 May, 2009
  5. Ballston, Arlington VA to Mt. Vernon Round trip (40 miles) 16 May, 2009
  6. Ballston, Arlington VA to Violette’s Lock on C&O canal, Maryland Round trip (50 miles) 23 May, 2009
  7. Ballston, Arlington VA to Rock Creek to Bethesda, Maryland Round trip (30 miles) 30 May, 2009
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Virginia Bike Trails

July 19, 2009
  1. Commuter Page
  2. Martha Custis Trail
    • 4 miles of asphalt trail joins the Mt. Vernon trail to the W&OD trail
  3. W&OD Trail
    • 45 miles from Shirlington to Purcellville (asphalt)
    • WABA link
    • Map
  4. Four Mile Run Trail
  5. Mt. Vernon Trail
    • 18.5 miles from Rosslyn to Mt. Vernon (asphalt)
    • WABA link
    • Map
  6. Fairfax County Trails
  7. Fairfax Cross County Trail
    • 40 miles of mixed trail from Potomac river at Great Falls Park to Occoquan river in Occoquan regional park
    • Map
  8. Shenandoah National Park

    • 105 miles of Skyline drive. Share the road with cars.
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Maryland Bike Trails

July 19, 2009
Maryland Trails
  1. Maryland Trails on American Trails
  2. The Great Alleghany Passage
    • 150-miles from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Western Maryland Rail Trail

    • 21 miles of paved trail
    • To reach the eastern end of the Western Maryland Rail Trail, take exit 12, MD 56, from I-70. Turn east and go to Big Pool. The trail parking lot is across the street from the Post Office.
    • DNR link
  4. Washington and Baltimore Rail Trails
  5. Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Trail
  6. Baltimore - Annapolis Trail
    • 13 miles of Asphalt
  7. Capital Crescent Trail
  8. C&O Canal
  9. The Northern Central & York County Heritage Trails
    • 41 miles of crushed gravel
  10. Rock Creek Trail
    • 41 miles of asphalt
    • Map
  11. BWI Trail
    • 12.5 miles of asphalt
  12. Anacostia Tributary Trail System
  13. Metropolitan Branch Trail
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