Paved or Gravel Urban/Suburban Trails
Mount Vernon Trail: 18 Miles – Paved
Very scenic trail that runs along the Potomac River to George Washington’s estate at Mount Vernon. Recommended ride for visitors.
The Custis Trail: 4 Miles – Paved
The Custis Trail runs parallel to I-66 through Arlington, VA. It connects the W&OD trail with downtown Washington DC.
Capital Crescent Trail: 13 Miles – Paved/Crushed Stone
The very popular CCT is another great rail trail project. The paved section runs from Georgetown to Downtown Bethesda. The remain section has a crushed limestone surface.
Rock Creek Hiker/Biker Trail: about 20 Miles – Paved (On Road Sections)
A loose collection of paths that were eventually linked together. Not too bad in Maryland, but the DC section does leave something to be desired. The DC on-road section is closed to traffic on weekends.
Sligo Creek and Branch Trails: about 20 Miles – Paved
Maryland’s Anacostia Tributary Trails start near Mt Rainier, and provides connections to Wheaton, College Park, and Greenbelt.
North Bethesda Trail: 4 Miles – Paved (On Road Sections)
This trail provides an excellent commuter connection between Rockville and Bethesda.
Metropolitan Branch Trail: (proposed)This trail will run north from DC’s Union Station to Silver Spring, Maryland along the west side of the CSX Railroad tracks.
Baltimore, & Annapolis Trail: 13 Miles – Paved
Nice trail between Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Connects to the BWI Trail. Recommended ride for beginners.
BWI Trail: 11 Miles – Paved
Cool loop trail around Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Washington, Baltimore, & Annapolis Trail: 22 Miles, when complete – Paved
Will provide crucial link between Washington and Anne Arundel Count.
Cross Island Trail: 5 Miles – Paved
New trail running across Kent Island. Nice stop for when heading to the beach. Recommended ride for beginners.
Northern Central Rail Trail: 41 Miles – Crushed Limestone
Excellent rural trail running from Ashland, MD to downtown York, PA.
Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail: 40 Miles – Paved
Link to Fairfax County Page
Mountain Bike Trails