Welcome to the East Coast Greenway in the District of Columbia
The National Mall
The East Coast Greenway enters the District of Columbia from the north at the Prince George’s County line in Hyattsville, MD, due east of Fort Totten. From there it follows Fort Circle Park off road with a few road crossings, west to Fort Totten Metro station. From there, it picks up the partially-completed Metropolitan Branch Trail, which largely follows the Amtrak line to Union Station.
From Union Station, Greenway users will proceed to the National Mall, the official midpoint of the East Coast Greenway. The Mall takes trail users west to Memorial Bridge and the Potomac River crossing to Virginia, where travelers can pick up the scenic Mount Vernon Trail.
The route through the District of Columbia is 8 miles long. 49% of this, or nearly 4 miles, is completed trail. The remainder is largely in-development sections of the Metropolitan Branch Trail, but includes small downtown segments where no off-road trail options currently exist. Our goals in DC center around route signage and completion of the Met Branch Trail.
To learn more about the trail progress and activities in the District, visit the DC Committee page.
ECG Maps and Cue Sheets
The ECG Trip Planner allows you to generate customized point-to-point cue sheets for your ECG trip, with accompanying maps and elevation profiles, or to export your route as a GPX file to load onto your Garmin or other GPS device. The ECG smartphone app (available for both iPhones and Android) makes on-the-route navigation easy.
The ECGA is proud to be working with many great partners to bring the project to completion in the District of Columbia. Partners include but are not limited to:
- Coalition for the Metropolitan Branch Trail www.metbranchtrail.com
- District Department of Transportation www.ddot.dc.gov
- National Park Service www.nps.gov
- Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA) www.waba.org
District of Columbia Mile Sponsors – thank you for your support! Your inscriptions are listed on this website and will eventually be placed in a permanent location along the trail in Washington. Find out more about the Mile Sponsor Program.
Visit these websites for additional information on trails, greenways, and biking in DC.