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Mount Vernon Trail, Arlington

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The Mount Vernon Trail (MVT) is a 17-mile (27 km) long shared use path that travels along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Northern Virginia between Rosslyn and George Washington's home at Mount Vernon. The trail connects the easternmost portions of Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, and Fairfax County, and travels mostly on dedicated trail with a small portion on city streets. As part of U.S. Bike Route 1, the Potomac Heritage Trail and the East Coast Greenway, the MVT opened in April 1972 as a gravel path and was subsequently expanded and paved.
The MVT is part of the much larger mid-Atlantic Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

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  • How many people know the Mount Vernon Trail really exists? It is a 17-mile-long path that stretches along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Northern Virginia between Rosslyn and George... 
    How many people know the Mount Vernon Trail really exists? It is a 17-mile-long path that stretches along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Northern Virginia between Rosslyn and George...  more »
  • As an avid runner, this is one of my most favourite trails in the US. I've traveled from NYC to San Francisco and run many rail trails in between, but the Mount Vernon Trail holds a special piece of....  more
    As an avid runner, this is one of my most favourite trails in the US. I've traveled from NYC to San Francisco and run many rail trails in between, but the Mount Vernon Trail holds a special piece of....  more »

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