Get Outdoors and Hit the Capital Crescent Trail

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Connecting Washington D.C. to the Maryland suburbs, the Capital Crescent Trail is a rail-trail perfect for walkers, joggers, and bikers that includes lush forest, six bridges, and a tunnel. Beginning in Georgetown, the trail is about 12 miles long with paved sections as well as packed crushed stone. The Capital Crescent Trail has a rich and colorful history, tracing the route of the former Georgetown Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, which opened in 1910. Check out the Dalecarlia Tunnel, near the D.C.-Bethesda border, which is a 340-foot-long brick structure especially welcome as a cool respite on hot summer rides. Another highlight is the trestle bridge over Rock Creek Park, which has a spectacular view.

From Park Adams, the easiest point of entry on the Capital Crescent Trail would be in Georgetown under the Whitehurst Freeway. On Water Street/K Street near the access point to the trail, there are a considerable number of parking spaces with meters, with availability dependent on time of day and season, with more spaces usually available on weekends.

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