Enjoy Great Hiking on Arlington’s Best Trails

Hiking the Potomac | hiking trails in Arlington, VA

The weather is warm, the sun is shining, and there is no better time than now to get out and explore the Great Outdoors. One of the best ways to do just that is to enjoy the multitude of excellent hiking trails in Arlington. Best of all, each of these fantastic trails is nearby our luxury Arlington apartments at 2001 Clarendon Blvd. You could get outside, log some steps, and soak up the sunshine in no time at all. 

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Network

The Potomac River is one of the most historic and iconic bodies of water in our nation. The river has played an integral role in carving not just our past, but also in shaping our future as a nation. The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Network is a set of trails that follow the banks of the monumental river as it curves and flows on its way. The trails are classified by region and each region has its own individual history, wildlife, nature, and conservation effort. Each trail in this network offers something unique and interesting to anyone who chooses to explore it. 

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trails

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trails follow the path of the historic Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The canal, which was once one of the primary routes used to ship goods up and down the Potomac River, has over 184 miles of towpaths and connecting trails. Hikers can traverse through both Virginia and Maryland as they explore these historic trails. 

Donaldson Run Park and Trail

Donaldson Run Park is home to over 30 acres of hiking trails and nature. The trails are covered with lush forests and connect to other trails and parks as well. In addition, there are several streams that lead down to the Potomac River allowing you to traverse the banks of the river on well-maintained pathways while enjoying the nature around you.

Now that the weather warmed up and winter is receding into our memories, it is time to get out and enjoy the Great Outdoors. Why not start by exploring the natural majesty exhibited along the local trail systems? Each of these hiking trails is close to our apartments at 2001 Clarendon Blvd in Arlington, so you can enjoy a great hike and get home in time to savor some loose-leaf tea, all in one day. For information about our apartments near Courthouse metro, contact us today.

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