Running Around Town:  Washington, D.C. 

Mt. Vernon Trail, VA
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Asphalt, partially wooded, rolling hills
Segment in Miles Cumulative Miles Miles Remaining
Mile Marker 0; Mt. Vernon Parking Lot 0.00 17.89
wall at top of hill/before downhill 0.04 0.04 17.85
begin wooden bridge 0.38 0.42 17.47
end wooden bridge 0.02 0.44 17.45
wooden bridge 0.24 0.68 17.21
begin stone bridge over Little Hunting Creek 0.2 0.88 17.01
end stone bridge over Little Hunting Creek 0.03 0.91 16.98
Mile Marker 1 0.06 0.97 16.92
parking on R; outhouses; Riverside Park 0.08 1.05 16.84
begin wooden bridge 0.21 1.26 16.63
end wooden bridge 0.03 1.29 16.60
begin wooden bridge 0.05 1.34 16.55
end wooden bridge 0.01 1.35 16.54
begin wooden bridge 0.09 1.44 16.45
end wooden bridge 0.01 1.45 16.44
begin wooden bridge 0.21 1.66 16.23
end wooden bridge 0.02 1.68 16.21
water fountain 0.01 1.69 16.20
wooden bridge 0.14 1.83 16.06
Mile Marker 2 0.05 1.88 16.01
wooden bridge at parking (across from River Farm Dr) 0.01 1.89 16.00
parking; River Farm Dr on L; to trail into Ft Hunt Park 0.01 1.90 15.99
begin wooden bridge over wetland (spring Irises) 0.25 2.15 15.74
end wooden bridge 0.05 2.20 15.69
water fountain (closed in winter); view of Ft Washington 0.04 2.24 15.65
across grass to xwalk to trail into Ft. Hunt Park 0.04 2.28 15.61
begin wooden bridge & view of Ft Washington 0.25 2.53 15.36
end wooden bridge 0.04 2.57 15.32
R on road; tunnel under GW Pkwy 0.06 2.63 15.26
BR onto paved trail & triangle to L to Ft Hunt Park 0.05 2.68 15.21
water fountain (closed in winter) 0.03 2.71 15.18
trail X on L to Ft Hunt Park & begin wooden bridge 0.01 2.72 15.17
end wooden bridge 0.02 2.74 15.15
cross ramp from GW Pkwy 0.05 2.79 15.10
Mile Marker 3; before steep downhill 0.14 2.93 14.96
begin wooden bridge 0.07 3.00 14.89
end wooden bridge 0.03 3.03 14.86
Waynewood Blvd 0.19 3.22 14.67
begin wooden bridge 0.06 3.28 14.61
end wooden bridge 0.03 3.31 14.58
begin wooden bridge 0.02 3.33 14.56
end wooden bridge 0.03 3.36 14.53
begin wooden bridge 0.17 3.53 14.36
end wooden bridge 0.06 3.59 14.30
Mile Marker 4 0.34 3.93 13.96
Collingwood Rd 0.18 4.11 13.78
begin wooden bridge 0.31 4.42 13.47
end wooden bridge 0.05 4.47 13.42
Wellington Rd 0.15 4.62 13.27
Mile Marker 5 0.28 4.90 12.99
water: from Road Runners Club of America; GW Pkwy exhibit 0.19 5.09 12.80
trail ends at T; R on Alexandria Ave; begin stone bridge 0.04 5.13 12.76
L on Northdown Rd; end stone bridge; Southdown Rd on R 0.03 5.16 12.73
Southdown Rd on R 0.06 5.22 12.67
trail head at end of Northdown Rd (unmarked) 0.15 5.37 12.52
pipe bridge 0.08 5.45 12.44
begin wooden bridge 0.13 5.58 12.31
end wooden bridge 0.01 5.59 12.30
wooden bridge 0.28 5.87 12.02
Mile Marker 6 0.03 5.90 11.99
begin wooden bridge at lagoon 0.09 5.99 11.90
end wooden bridge 0.03 6.02 11.87
wooden bridge 0.28 6.30 11.59
wooden bridge 0.02 6.32 11.57
wooden bridge 0.12 6.44 11.45
TR X on L to parking (phone); West Grove Blvd on L 0.16 6.60 11.29
begin long wooden bridge 0.04 6.64 11.25
end wooden bridge 0.2 6.84 11.05
Mile Marker 7 0.02 6.86 11.03
small stone/pipe bridge 0.19 7.05 10.84
Belle View Boulevard on L 0.16 7.21 10.68
wooden bridge 0.12 7.33 10.56
marina road (phone) 0.09 7.42 10.47
water fountain/restroom 0.17 7.59 10.30
Mile Marker 8 0.26 7.85 10.04
begin stone bridge 0.46 8.31 9.58
end stone bridge 0.05 8.36 9.53
R on South St 0.19 8.55 9.34
L on Royal St; underpass I-95/Wilson Bridge 0.21 8.76 9.13
R on Jones Point Rd 0.02 8.78 9.11
S. Lee St on L (unmarked) 0.11 8.89 9.00
road on R to parking for Jones Point lighthouse (1790-1856; Federal Lighthouse; southernmost point of DC) 0.05 8.94 8.95
L trail head for Mt Vernon Trail; before river 0.15 9.09 8.80
wooden bridge 0.13 9.22 8.67
trail ends at Union St; turn R 0.2 9.42 8.47
Franklin St on L 0.06 9.48 8.41
Gibbon St on L 0.07 9.55 8.34
Cameron Run Trail on L 0.1 9.65 8.24
Deli on the Strand 0.18 9.83 8.06
King St (Rte 7) (Torpedo Factory) 0.14 9.97 7.92
Oronoco St; Founder's Park on R 0.3 10.27 7.62
L on Pendleton St 0.09 10.36 7.53
TR X on R is through Oronoco Bay Park; River Walk 0.04 10.40 7.49
bear R onto trail from road (pedestrians only) 0.01 10.41 7.48
R/L cross RR tracks (1st St?) 0.32 10.73 7.16
TR X on R crosses RR track to other trail 0.17 10.90 6.99
River Walk trail on R (no bikes) 0.02 10.92 6.97
Mile Marker 11; before big drainage from power plant 0.1 11.02 6.87
wooden bridge over drainage from power plant 0.12 11.14 6.75
end concrete bridge along river; blind corner ahead 0.01 11.15 6.74
end concrete bridge along river 0.03 11.18 6.71
begin wooden bridge along river 0.14 11.32 6.57
end wooden bridge along river 0.12 11.44 6.45
BR at paved TR X on L (triangle) 0.07 11.51 6.38
BR at paved TR X on L (triangle) 0.02 11.53 6.36
begin wooden bridge over wetland 0.08 11.61 6.28
end wooden bridge over wetland 0.09 11.70 6.19
road X; R is to Washington Sailing Marina/Dangerfield Island 0.27 11.97 5.92
TR X on R (unpaved) to marina 0.03 12.00 5.89
Mile Marker 12 0.06 12.06 5.83
wooden bridge 0.32 12.38 5.51
begin bridge over Four Mile Run 0.36 12.74 5.15
end bridge over Four Mile Run 0.06 12.80 5.09
Four Mile Run Trail on R (triangle X) 0.01 12.81 5.08
Four Mile Run Trail on R (triangle X) 0.02 12.83 5.06
Mile Marker 13 0.17 13.00 4.89
National Airport entrance ramp 0.18 13.18 4.71
underpass National Airport exit ramp/metro 0.02 13.20 4.69
National Airport exit ramp 0.06 13.26 4.63
TR X on R (dirt) to bridge to Crystal City 0.05 13.31 4.58
underpass bridge to Crystal City 0.05 13.36 4.53
TR X on R (dirt) to bridge to Crystal City 0.02 13.38 4.51
TR X on R (dirt) to bridge to Crystal City 0.02 13.40 4.49
TR X on R (paved) to National Airport 0.2 13.60 4.29
begin bridge over airport exit ramp 0.22 13.82 4.07
end bridge over airport exit ramp 0.04 13.86 4.03
TR X on L (paved) to Crystal City (sharp L) 0.03 13.89 4.00
begin stone bridge 0.02 13.91 3.98
end stone bridge 0.03 13.94 3.95
begin bridge over National Airport exit ramp 0.13 14.07 3.82
Mile Marker 14 0.03 14.10 3.79
end bridge over National Airport exit ramp 0.04 14.14 3.75
stone bridge 0.3 14.44 3.45
driveway for Gravelly Point parking (phone/outhouse); view planes 0.19 14.63 3.26
railroad bridge underpass (Long Bridge) 0.57 15.20 2.69
Mile Marker 15 0.03 15.23 2.66
metro bridge underpass 0.01 15.24 2.65
Inbound 14th Street Bridge underpass (Arland D Williams Jr Bridge) 0.07 15.31 2.58
express lane bridge underpass 0.1 15.41 2.48
Outbound 14th Street Bridge underpass (George Mason Bridge) 0.03 15.44 2.45
TR X on L to 14th Street Bridge/DC; George Mason Bridge 0.09 15.53 2.36
begin bridge over Boundary Channel 0.08 15.61 2.28
end bridge over Boundary Channel 0.04 15.65 2.24
parking for Lady Bird Johnson park/Merchant Marine Memorial; TR X on L to Pentagon; after Navy Merchant Marine Memorial 0.16 15.81 2.08
Mile Marker 16 0.32 16.13 1.76
TR X on L to Memorial Bridge 0.32 16.45 1.44
begin Memorial Bridge underpass 0.19 16.64 1.25
end Memorial Bridge underpass 0.02 16.66 1.23
begin bridge over Boundary Channel 0.38 17.04 0.85
end bridge over Boundary Channel 0.03 17.07 0.82
Mile Marker 17 0.05 17.12 0.77
begin wooden bridge & underpass of Rte 50 0.04 17.16 0.73
R at T to stay on Mt . Vernon Trail; L is to Roosevelt Bridge 0.23 17.39 0.50
end wooden bridge 0.03 17.42 0.47
begin parking for Roosevelt Island and Trail on R 0.06 17.48 0.41
xwalk for parking on R 0.08 17.56 0.33
TR X on R is trail head for Potomac Heritage Trail 0.1 17.66 0.23
begin bridge over GW Parkway 0.01 17.67 0.22
end bridge over GW Parkway 0.08 17.75 0.14
R at N. Lynn St to Francis Scott Key Bridge; S is Custis Trail 0.14 17.89 0.00
  Total 17.89    
 

 


About Running Around Town 1999. Nadim Ahmed

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Last modified: September 26, 2006