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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


Miles of Protected Greenway


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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.

Traveling by train? 

Quick tips when using Amtrak with your bike: Do your research in advance; each train line features different bike rack equipment and loading procedures. Check Amtrak for the latest and when in doubt: call the station if you have questions. Click for more: https://www.amtrak.com/bike

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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June 18, 2020

Get to know the Greenway: Daniel Paschall

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June 10, 2020

Momentum grows for Greenway Stimulus

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May 22, 2020

Six segments approved for Greenway designation

Our Partners in Washington, D.C.

Partners include but are not limited to:

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