18 Miles on Mount Vernon Trail

HITTING THE TRAIL...

Another DC bucket list item complete! This weekend, Dani and I (finally) biked the Mount Vernon Trail, an 18-mile paved stretch between Rosslyn, Va. and George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. Winding alongside the Potomac River, the trail offers runners, cyclists, and exercise novices alike a scenic escape from hectic city life. Although, on a nice day, we quickly learned the trail can get pretty crowded too.

[VIDEO] ONE MINUTE, EIGHTEEN MILES

Thanks to a little GoPro magic, check out a small glimpse of the awesome scenery along the trail.

Situated in Northern Virginia, the multi-use recreational trail is easily accessible by car or metro. There are some worthy stops along the way, including Old Town Alexandria, Arlington National Cemetery, Gravelly Point, and of course, Mount Vernon Estate, a must see.

BIKE TO MOUNT VERNON

Don't have your own bike or just visiting? No problem, you can rent one from Bike and Roll in Old Town Alexandria and enjoy a scenic ten mile ride on the Mount Vernon Trail. And if the 20 mile round trip is a little too much, you can book a one-way bike trip and return to Alexandria on the Potomac Riverboat Company’s Miss Christin. I think that's next up on the DC bucket list!