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Anacostia River Trail (East Bank)

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Trail

9.7 mile 15.6 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 163' 50 m
Descent: -160' -49 m
High: 34' 10 m
Low: 2' 1 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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A paved multi-use trail along the east bank of the Anacostia River.

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Features River/Creek

Need to Know

There are not many water fountains or restrooms along the trail. There are both at Bladensburg Waterfront Park on the north end of the trail.

Description

This is a great, easy, flat and paved trail along the Anacostia River in Washington DC and Maryland. It's popular with cyclists and runners alike, as it connects the National Park land along nearly 10 miles of the river's east bank. It's easy to access from numerous bridges, including the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge, 11th Street Bridge, Pennsylvania Avenue Bridge, East Capitol Street Bridge and Benning Road Bridge.

Flora & Fauna

River, wetlands.

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#295

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#17,437

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Anacostia River East Bank Trail passing under the Amtrak northeast corridor tracks.
Nov 24, 2018 near Washington, DC

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