Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Arlington area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington, Virginia map area

Arlington, Virginia

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Arlington Memorial

Ben Brenman Park Trail

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath

Custis Trail

Donaldson Run Trail

Four Mile Run Trail

Gerry Connolly Cross Country Trail

Georgetown Pike Multi-Use Path

Holmes Run Trail

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove

Mount Vernon Trail

Potomac Yard Trail

Roosevelt Bridge

Telegraph Road Side Path

Washington & Old Dominion Trail

Watts Branch Trail


Washington D.C.

South Central Maryland



Regional Trails

Arlington is located in the northern part of Virginia across the Potomac River from the nation's capital city, Washington D. C.. This area has numerous bike paths and pedestrian paths for seeing th monuments, buildings and memorials as well as paths for communting and taking in some outdoor exercise.

Washington & Old Dominion Trail

The Washington & Old Dominion Regional Park is the park that encompases the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. The trail is a 45-mile paved pathway that extends from the heart of Arlington to the City of Purcellville in Northern Virginia. The trail goes from rural farmland and forested areas, to suburban residential areas and then to densely populated urban areas. This is an historical route as portions of the railroad date back to 1855. There are remnants of the old railroad along the route in the form of old railroad cars and train stations.

The Washington & Old Dominion Trail was constructed along an abandoned railroad right-of-way and connects several other local communities along its route, including Purcellville, Paeonian Springs, Leesburg, Belmont, Ashburn, Sterling, Oak Grove, Herndon, Reston, Vienna, Dunn Loring, Falls Church and Arlington.

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Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park is located throughout much of the State of Maryland, stretching from Georgetown to Cumberland. The park encompasses the C&O Canal that follows alongside the meandering Potomac River. The Potomac River forms the border between Maryland and West Virginia and Virginia. The Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath is the mostly unpaved pathway that follows alongside the canal.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath is located across the Potomac River from Northern Virginia. It can be reached from the Chain Bridge in McLean, and the Francis Scott Key Bridge between Arlington and Washington D.C.

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Mount Vernon Trail

The Mount Vernon Trail is a 17-mile long paved pathway that spans between Arlington and George Washington's Mount Vernon in Northern Virginia. The route of the trail follows the Potomac River and allows for connections to many of the historic monuments and other sights in Washington D.C., goes past Arlington National Cemetery, Ronald Reagan Airport, Downtown Alexandria and pass several other sights along the Potomac.

The trail starts in the north at Francis Scott Memorial Bridge in Arlington where trail users can use the bridge to reach Washington D.C. There are multiple other local trails and regional recreational trails that connect to the Mount Vernon Trail along the route. The south end of the trail is located at George Washington's historic home of Mount Vernon.

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Four Mile Run Trail

The Four Mile Run Trail is a 7-mile long paved pathway that runs through the natural areas and parks alongside the Four Mile Run stream in the middle of Arlington.The trail spans between the Falls Church neighborhood and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The trail connects to a number of other recreational trails in the area and provides access to commercial areas and residential areas. The trail passes through several local parks. A large portion of the trail runs parallel to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. Trail users can also connect to the Custis Trail that leads to the bridges connecting to Washington D.C.. Near the airport, the Four Mile Run Trail connects to the Mount Vernon Trail.

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Gerry Connolly Cross Country Trail

The Gerry Connolly Cross Country Trail is an unpaved pathway that wanders through the natural areas alongside Accotink Creek. The route of the trail spans between Fairfax Boulevard in Fairfax to Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton. The trail goes past residential neighborhoods and local parks.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Arlington, Virginia.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Virginia

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of Virginia.