Anacostia River Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Maryland. It is within Fort Circle Park, Cottage City Park, Colmar Manor Community Park, Kenilworth-Parkside, Bladensburg Waterfront Park, and Anacostia Park, Section G. It is 4.2 miles long and begins at 11 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 238 feet. Near the trailhead there are a wetland and parking. Along the trail there are trees, an information, a wetland, a shelter, and parkings. Near the end of the trail are picnic sites.
Anacostia River Trail Professional Review and Guide
"The Anacostia Riverwalk is a 20-mile multiuse trail that is under construction along the east and west banks of the Anacostia River, stretching from Prince George’s County in Maryland to Washington, D.C. Twelve miles of the trail were complete as of mid-2017. When the trail is finished, it will provide a scenic route for pedestrians and bicyclists along the river to the Fish Market, Nationals Park, Historic Anacostia, RFK Stadium, the National Arboretum, and 16 communities between the National Mall at the Tidal Basin and Bladensburg Marina Park in Maryland.
This walk begins at the Navy Yard Metro station at the corner of M Street Southeast and New Jersey Avenue. When you exit the Metro station, be sure to follow the signs to the New Jersey Avenue exit."
--Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper , 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC (Menasha Ridge Press).
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