|Amount on trails
|When to go
Spring and fall are mild with high temperatures in April and October averaging in the high 60s and low 70s. Winters are cool with average highs in the low 40sand low in the mid-20s with occasional snow fall. Summers are hot and humid with daily highs in July and August averaging around 90 and frequent thunderstorms.
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||ECGA cue sheets and Google maps.
User Types Accommodated
There is currently only one designated trail in DC. However, there are more off-road trails along the route, and many of the on-road portions have sidewalks to accommodate pedestrians. We will provide more details about the non-designated segments as soon as possible.
ECG through-riders on the National Mall.
Designated Trail Details
These trails have been officially designated as part of the East Coast Greenway. There are other completed trails along the route that have not yet been designated. Please consult our Google maps and cue sheets for more detailed information on the route.
NOTE: Please contact the trail management agency or friends group with questions concerning trail access for individuals with disabilities.
In-line skaters: Trail conditions are variable, and even paved portions aren’t always smooth. We have attempted to note portions that are questionable for skating, but please be prepared to walk or go around certain portions of trail.
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|National Mall Path
||National Park Service
- Signs – ECG signage is posted along the National Mall, but most of the route through the District is currently unmarked. Pay close attention to your maps and cue sheets to stay on the right track.
- Maps – Google maps of the route in DC are excellent for trip planning.
- Cue sheets – these turn-by-turn directions are a handy and easy way to navigate the route in DC.
Union Station, home of the ECG mid-point marker.
Before planning a trip, be aware of local trail conditions. Visit our Trail Alerts and Current Status to read about construction or detours that we are aware of. Always carry street maps with you in case of trail closures.
Visit the ECG Community Room to post questions to other trail users and read what other travelers have to say about their trip through DC.
Public Transportation in the District
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington National Ronald Reagan Airport
Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Area Bicyclist Association
DC area multi-use trails
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