Capital Crescent Trail > Travelogues > USA > Washington DC > Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail goes along the Potomac River, through Washington DC (on the C&O towpath). I hiked first along the Arlington, Virginia side for the Potomac (starting at the north end of the Teddy Roosevelt Island Parking lot) then crossing over at Chain Bridge and heading back down the Capital Crescent trail and over the Key Bridge to and making a loop hike out of the hike.

Capital Crescent Trail Sign Capital Crescent Trialhead Potomac River Key Bridge Potomac River - Georgetown George Washington Parkway Potomac River - Georgetown University Key Bridge Potomac River Capital Cresent Trail Trail Rocks Trail River Purple Flowers Relic View from Trail Flower Butterfly Rock with Lichen 3 Vultures Flying Vulture Hiking over rocks Small waterfall Rock staircase View over Potomac View from bridge view from bridge view from bridge Crane C&O towpath Blue flower Sycamore Tree C&O towpath From DC - Key Bridge and Arlington Watergate, Washington Mounument, Kenedy Center Key bridge - going back to the Teddy Roosevlet Island Parking Lot Not part of the trail - Air Force memorial, Arlington National Cemetary, Washington Mounument Air Force Memorial, Pentagon, Capital

More Washington DC photo essays: Botanical Garden - Shenandoah National Park - Library of Congress - Great Falls National Park - C&O Towpath (Monocacy Aqueduct) - Bull Run Trail - Bull Run Mountain Conservancy Trail