Bike Trails in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Virginia
This is the time of year for bicycles to be taken out of bike storage and to ride through the many amazing bike trails Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Virginia have to offer. Featured below are the best of those bike trails many cyclists enjoy throughout the spring and summer months.
Mount Vernon Trail
One of the most scenic bicycle trails in Washington, D.C. is the Mount Vernon Trail. The outdoor views are breathtaking. This trail stretches along the Potomac River, and passes by George Washington’s Estate and Theodore Roosevelt Island. From start to finish, the Mount Vernon Trail measures 36 miles.
Great Allegheny Passage
The Great Allegheny Passage includes stretches of bicycle trails near Washington D.C. as well as bicycle trails near Baltimore. It begins in Cumberland, Maryland and reaches all the way to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This 159-mile bike trail is mostly flat, despite crisscrossing through the Appalachian Mountains. Parts of this bike path peddle past creeks, rivers and other waterways offering pleasant views along the passage.
Baltimore & Annapolis (B&A) Bicycle Trail
This bicycle trail in Baltimore connects from Charm City to Annapolis and is part of the East Coast Greenway system. It includes 15.5 miles of biking trails that navigate through both urban and suburban terrain. The B&A features an eight-foot-wide asphalt path that has been added to a former railroad system that once carried passengers between the two cities in the early 1900s.
Gwynns Falls Trail
This bike trail in Baltimore connects over 30 west and southwest neighborhoods throughout the city. The city trek extends for 15 miles and is part of the Baltimore National Heritage Area. This unique urban greenway includes one of the largest parks in the eastern United States and is a wonderful place to ride your bicycle Baltimore.
Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath
The Chesapeake & Ohio Towpath is one of the largest bike trails in the entire country. Even longer than the Allegheny Passage, this trail extends for 184 miles. The towpath can be accessed by bike trails in Washington, D.C. and bike trails in Baltimore. This packed dirt surface travels along the north bank of the Potomac River and ends in Cumberland, Maryland.
Fort Washington Park
Along with the Mount Vernon Trail, Fort Washington Park is one of the bike trails in Washington, D.C. that are rich in history. This scenic trail stretches past a 200-year-old stone fort that was once built to protect the capital of the United States. The trail also peddles through historical artillery demonstration sites and other reenactment sites which are taking place in view of the route.
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