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Virginia East Coast Greenway Trip Planner

Virginia Basics


271 Miles

Amount on trails

14 %

When to go



Virginia is a large state, with differences in the climate in different parts of the state; the ECG passes through the Piedmont and Tidewater regions.  In general, temps in July and August average in the 80s and summers are humid. January is the coldest, with high temps averaging in the upper 30s to low 40s. Winter doesn’t last very long, and spring and fall are pleasant. Heavy rains are common during hurricane season.


ECGA cue sheets and Google maps of the route in Virginia are excellent for trip planning.

  • Cue sheets – these turn-by-turn directions are a handy and easy way to navigate the route in Virginia.
  • full-length user map and guide for Virginia is in the planning stage, and is on target to by published in 2009.
  • Bridge in Occoquan, VA.

    Trail Alerts

    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.

    Trail Reports

    Visit the ECG Community Room to post questions to other trail users and read what other travelers have to say about their trip through Virginia.

    Public Transportation in Virginia

    Mount Vernon Trail

    Other Resources

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