Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Trail Run Project Logo

Capitol Crescent Trail (Paved)

 4.5 (2)

7.3 Miles 11.8 Kilometers


100%

Runnable

27' 8 m

Ascent

-311' -95 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

316' 96 m

High

12' 4 m

Low

Shared By Grant Dong

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

Paved path from Bethesda to Washington DC.

Grant Dong

Dogs Unknown

Features River/Creek

Description

The trailhead at Bethesda starts near Georgetown Cupcake, after the Georgetown Branch Trail ends. The trail runs south towards the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath. It crosses several highways with bridges and a few roads. After it crosses the bridge to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, it runs uninterrupted all the way into DC.

There is lots of shade on the trail and is often within sight of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, although they run on different paths. This trail is fully paved and can handle road bikes, the C&O is all natural surface.

It is often used on the nicer days for commuting and is especially crowded on the first nice days of spring.

There are a number of rest stops along the way.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#3

in Bethesda

#5114

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#3

in Bethesda

#104

in Maryland

#5,114

Overall
7 Views Last Month
218 Since May 20, 2015
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running