Anacostia Waterfront Trail

Anacostia Park, Section F, Washington, DC

Elevation Gain110ft
Trailhead Elevation11ft
Elevation Min/Max6/29ft
Elevation Start/End11/11ft

Anacostia Waterfront Trail

Anacostia Waterfront Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Anacostia Park, Section E, Anacostia Park, Section D, Anacostia Park , Section C, and Anacostia Park, Section F. It is 5.2 miles long and begins at 11 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 110 feet. The tennis and basketball recreation grounds are near the trailhead. Along the trail there are trees, wetlands, benches, drinking water, and a parking. This trail connects with the following: Anacostia Riverwalk Trail and Benning Road Bike Path.

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC (Menasha Ridge Press)
Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper
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"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." Read more

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Trail Information

Anacostia Park, Section F
Nearby City
Anacostia Park, Section F
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative,, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID),
Local Contacts
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