About the Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail was formed in September 2018 by a group of dedicated trail users, inspired by Ellen Pickering and Barbara Lynch’s legacy. The Friends are a varied group of trail users, runners, walkers, families, and bike riders from the Washington  DC region. They believe that the trail supports health and high quality of life, is an important historical and environmental resource and is a cornerstone of our regional transportation system.

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail supports the National Park Service in keeping the trail safe and welcoming for all users through education, trail maintenance, and community events.

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail hold regular activities for the public as well as monthly organizing meetings and volunteer opportunities. All are welcome to volunteer, attend events, and get involved in projects. If you have ideas to benefit the trail or would like to get more involved, please contact us through the form below.

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