Capital Crescent Trail

Follow this former railroad bed along the freight corridors of the past from Bethesda, MD into historic Georgetown, DC.

Ride underneath a canopy of native trees on the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) along the Potomac River and enjoy every season on this ride!

Grab a bike from the Capital Bikeshare station at Woodmont Ave & Strathmore St in Bethesda, MD and ride downhill toward Georgetown, DC:

  • Head west along the promenade towards the CCT
  • Take a left on the CCT and enjoy seven miles of trail riding
  • Cross the canal and continue along the trail, with the Potomac River to your right
  • You'll emerge from the trail onto Water St NW in Georgetown

Dock your bike at the 33rd & Water St NW station to end your ride. From there, you can enjoy the views, tastes and shopping destinations of Georgetown's waterfront on foot!

Local tip: This ride is a little over seven miles long and will take most riders 30-45 minutes. If you need a quick breather along the way, stop in at the station at River Rd & Landy Ln and take a break.

Photo by Daniel Lobo