A hidden gem in DC! This paved path is great for running/walking and cycling, and it has mile markers every half mile. Flush toilets at Fletcher Cove, where the free parking lots are. Running parallel for a bit is the C&O towpath for those who prefer a sand/gravel path. Great views of the city including the Washington Monument.
If you are the type that likes to explore new sites, great nature, sightseeing from unusual spots, you should enter the Capital Crescent Trail.
You can access from downtown DC to go up to North Bethesda, MD
I visited the trail last week, with great fall landscape, even had the chance to spot deer in the trail.
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The Capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Georgetown is an very accessible trail for bikers at most levels. Riding to Georgetown in pretty easy, slight downhill incline most of the way. You can make a day of it in Georgetown or just have lunch at one of the many restaurants. We ate with the open air breeze blowing in at...
The trail runs from Northern Washington all the way to Georgetown and even the Lincoln monument. It only crosses roads for a tiny fraction of the way so is very family friendly. From the north it is all downhill and easy going. As it approaches Washington it hugs the Potomac and is very scenic. Going north it is uphill but...