0.0 Begin at Iwo Jima
Go through Rosslyn
1.0 Sharp right after bridge thru
Left on C&O Towpath and QUICK right down steps to Water St.
5.0 Just past MM #6.5 U-turn at water fountain
Left onto trail about 100 yds after DC border and about 1/4 mile from U-turn
Follow trail (with chain link fence on left) to Potomac Avenue
Follow Potomac Avenue (Enjoy the nice homes and scenic views of the river)
6.0 Turn left onto
Turn right on unmarked trail just before
(The trail is an abandoned railbed for streetcars from
(If you miss trail, continue to MacArthur, make a right and follow to left on
Continue on trail across pedestrian bridge over Arizona Ave.
Continue on trail through parking lot at Palisades Rec Center
Turn left onto (paved) Chain Bridge Road (#2402 will be on your left)
Cross MacArthur Blvd
6.75 (Begin Loops of Battery Kemble)
Continue UP Chain Bridge Rd. Enjoy the hill--You will see it again ;-)
Right onto gravel road toward parking area
Right onto trail at bottom of the hill
Continue on main trail that follows creek (on your left) through B.K. park
Exit woods at MacArthur Blvd.
Right along MacArthur for about 50 yards
Right onto Chain Bridge Road.
8.0 End of first loop. Repeat loop (see note below about shortening route)
9.25 End of second loop
Turn left on
Merge Left onto
Stay on this as you pass by
Turn Left onto
Turn Right onto
Turn Right onto M Street. Stay on M Street for about 4 to 5 blocks.
onto the pedestrian walkway just after the Gtown mall
and just before Dean and Deluca (This is at the stoplight for
Go down the stairs and cross the bridge over the C&O canal.
Turn Left onto Water St which becomes K Street and follow this all the way down under the Whitehurst Fwy.
After crossing under the freeway ramps at the end of K follow the off-ramp to the right to get to Rock Creek Parkway Trail.
Right onto Rock Creek Parkway Trail and follow to the
You’ll be on the trail for a little
over a mile until you get to the Lincoln Memorial. Just past the memorial, turn right onto the
Bridge to head back into
Follow the trail around the traffic
circle and towards
After passing the Arlington Cemetery Metro, stay on the trail which runs alongside the exit to Route 110.
15.8 Finish at
To shorten route: Do not run all the way to MM #6.5 Instead turn right onto trail about ¼ mile after MM #7 and follow directions from Potomac Avenue
Or: Stay on M Street to
14 miles with both loops
12.7 with 1 lap
11.4 with 0 laps
Distance with 0
Distance with only 1
All distances are approximate. Your mileage may vary.