Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

A hidden gem ready to take you away from bustling downtown DC, this trail runs along the banks of the Anacostia River.

Explore Kingman Island, Anacostia Park, the Washington Navy Yard, Yards Park and more on this beautiful waterside trail.

Grab a bike from the 3rd & Tingey St SE station and hit the trail by heading south into Yards Park.

  • Point your bike east toward the Navy Yard and ride alongside the docks
  • At the 11th St Bridge, turn left and ride north on 11th St SE
  • Turn right at O St SE to cross the freeway
  • Continue onto Water St SE and take a right just before M St SE to get back on the trail
  • Ride along the trail with the Anacostia River to your right
  • The trail turns north at Evans Point, and you'll see the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium on the horizon
  • Continue north along the trail until you reach Benning Road NE
  • Take a right onto Benning Road NE to cross Kingsman Park and reach the other side of the Anacostia River*
  • Turn right to pick up the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail on the east bank of the river
  • Head south through the park and take in the Washington, DC skyline from across the river
  • At the end of Anacostia Park, ride up the ramp and take Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to cross back over to the west bank of the river
  • Take a right onto Potomac Ave SE and follow it as it turns into First St SE

Dock your bike at the 1st & N St SE station.

This loop is about 8.5 miles, which would take most riders around 45 minutes. If you exceed your 30-minute time limit, it's only an additional $2 for your next 30 minutes.

*If you want to break up the ride, dock your bike at the Anacostia Ave & Benning Rd NE / River Terrace station and explore Kingman Island. Pick up a new bike to restart the ride.

Local tip: In summer months, The Yards Park near our 3rd St & Tinghey St SE station has a wonderful wading pool, perfect for humid summer days in the District.