Fall Foliage Ride Guide

We’ve rounded up our top picks for fall trails and they’re all a red bike ride away.

Now that the leaves are changing, it’s time to enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and take advantage of our amazing park & trail systems. We’ve put together a list of our three favorite fall rides where you can snap photos, take a relaxing ride and enjoy some of the best views. Fall is upon us, why not enjoy the weather on a nice trail?

Spoiler Alert: All trails are located near CaBi stations to make your ride even easier!

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

Our first trail serves as a backbone of the Anacostia Waterfront, connecting residents, visitors and communities to the river. It’s the perfect place for a ride, pedal past gorgeous views of the Anacostia and check out the fall foliage & wildlife. The trail is designed for a wide range of users, from cyclists to runners, and also provides seating, system maps, bike racks, and plenty of CaBi stations!

  • Potomac Ave & Eighth St SE

  • Potomac & Pennsylvania Ave SE

  • 12th St & Pennsylvania Ave SE

Mount Vernon Trail

We felt the need to call special attention to the beautiful reds and yellows peppering the Potomac this time of year. Soak in the colors and views of DC’s monuments during peak leaf season. This 18-mile paved trail is approachable and friendly for riders of all ages, and as a bonus - we have CaBi stations throughout Arlington and Alexandria where you can hop on & ride.

  • Roosevelt Island

  • Potomac Ave & 35th St S (Crystal City)

  • Prince St & Union St

Capital Crescent Trail

One of the most popular city trails, Capital Crescent follows an 11-mile abandoned railroad extending from Georgetown, DC all the way to Silver Spring, MD. Check out the canopy of changing trees along the Potomac and enjoy autumn! This ride is a little over seven miles long and will take most riders 30-45 minutes, if you feel like taking a breather, we’ve got a station at River Rd & Landy Ln & more below.

  • Bethesda Ave & Arlington Rd

  • Woodmont Ave & Strathmore St

  • 34th & Water St NW

Visiting any of the trails above? Share your experience with us on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #capitalbikeshare.