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Washington & Old Dominion Trail

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 4.0 (6)

A 50-mile rail trail connecting the inner Virginia suburbs to western Loudoun County.


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46.1

Miles

74.2

KM

Paved Path

617' 188 m

High

54' 16 m

Low

922' 281 m

Up

1,427' 435 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

The Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail is a paved rail trail that runs through Northern Virginia along a retired rail right of way from Shirlington to Purcellville. A crushed gravel side path runs parallel to the paved route along most of the route west of Arlington County, watch out for equestrians on this side path, especially out in Loudoun County.

Mile markers, benches and water stops make navigating the Washington & Old Dominion a breeze, and interpretive signage and antique railcars trailside treat riders to a local history lesson as they pedal.

Though not a mountain bike trail, it is the backbone of trail connectivity in Northern Virginia. It's used to connect singletrack trails in Arlington and Fairfax counties like the Arlington Singletrack Tour and the Cross County Trail CCT. The stone dust bridle trail on the western portion of the trail makes a great way to get winter miles in when the local singletrack is wet.

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Ryan Delaney

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 6 votes

#1

in Purcellville

#9035

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Trail Rankings

#1

in Purcellville

#258

in Virginia

#9,035

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Singletrack at Madison Manor Park; in the heart of Arlington, VA.
Jun 22, 2015 near Seven C…, VA
Start of the trail.
Jul 19, 2016 near Belmont, VA
Entrance.
Jul 19, 2016 near Belmont, VA
Smooth singletrack in springtime
Apr 22, 2018 near Vienna, VA
The rope swing was surprisingly fun.
Apr 22, 2018 near Vienna, VA
The outer trail is for horseback riding and hiking. The inner trail is for mountain biking and is marked with a sign.
Jul 19, 2016 near Belmont, VA

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Mar 22, 2020
Timothy Howard
5 miles in and on a break at. — 14h 22m
Mar 19, 2020
Timothy Howard
Short diversion onto WOD from 4 mile run
Aug 19, 2019
Guillermo Solorzano
Apr 20, 2019
Markus Brill
Aug 21, 2018
Gary Ryan
Jul 8, 2018
Katie Souders
28mi
Nov 3, 2016
Lee McMillan
Rode from Tysons Corner into D.C. for sightseeing and back. 26.1mi
Oct 27, 2016
Chris McCloud

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