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Washington D.C.

The Greenway route through our nation's capital is scenic, passing monuments on the National Mall before crossing the Potomac River to Virginia.

Total Miles, Spine Route

8

Miles of Protected Greenway

6

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Current Progress

The East Coast Greenway enters the District of Columbia from the north at the Prince George’s County line in Brentwood, Maryland. From there the route is on roadways until it connects with the Met Branch Trail, which takes you to Union Station. 

From Union Station, travelers will proceed to the National Mall. The Mall takes trail users west to the Memorial Bridge and the Potomac River crossing to Virginia, connecting with the scenic Mount Vernon Trail. 

We're working with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association and the Capital Trails Coalition to develop a well-coordinated trail network throughout the D.C. area, including gaps in the Greenway route.

 

Washington, D.C. Contacts

Designated Trails in Washington, D.C.

Mileage counts reflect the portion of each trail that is part of East Coast Greenway.

  • Met Branch Trail; 2 mi

  • National Mall Path; 2 mi

  • Lincoln Memorial to Arlington Memorial Bridge, 0.3 mi

  • Arlington Memorial Bridge, 0.4 mi

 

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Approach to a bridge on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail in Washington, D.C.

News and features of interest

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July 26, 2019

Space shuttles, fashion, lighthouses and more: 30 museums along the Greenway

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June 18, 2019

Running the Greenway, from the White House to a lighthouse

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July 12, 2019

America’s Best Idea: 20 National Parks Service sites along the Greenway

Our Partners in Washington, D.C.

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