Yesterday's weather was just too good to pass up for finally doing a bike ride that we have been talking about doing for a couple of months. The Mount Vernon bike trail goes along the Potomac River from Roosevelt Island near Arlington Cemetery all the way to Mount Vernon. That is about 18 miles. We decided to go from the Dyke Marsh Preserve to Mount Vernon for about 16 miles round trip.
We decided to go in this direction as the trail from Mount Vernon back would be more downhill. We found this trail surprisingly rolling in some spots even though it follows the river.
The trail has a few elevated wooden bridges as the trail goes through some marshy areas.