A popular rail trail in the Washington DC Metro Area.

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

213

m

213

m

3

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Easy

Description

The Capital Crescent Trail is a shared-use rail trail that runs from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Bethesda, Maryland.

It is one of the most popular trails in the nation, offering a scenic and convenient route for walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. The trail follows the former route of the Georgetown Branch of the B&O Railroad, passing through historic and urban areas along the Potomac River.

You can enjoy views of the river, the C&O Canal, and the Washington Monument as you travel along the paved trail.

You can also explore the diverse neighborhoods and attractions along the way, such as Georgetown University, Fletcher's Boathouse, Glen Echo Park, and downtown Bethesda. The Capital Crescent Trail is more than just a path; it's a journey of discovery and inspiration that showcases the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Washington, D.C., area. Sources: Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail.

https://www.cctrail.org/. Capital Crescent Trail | District of Columbia Trails | TrailLink.

https://www.traillink.com/trail/capital-crescent-trail/. Capital Crescent Trail - Wikipedia.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Crescent_Trail.