Fairfax County celebrated the opening of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Trail with a ribbon cutting on May 12th. The project constructed a 10 foot wide trail that is approximately 1.2 miles long including construction of a bridge over Dogue Creek. Trail construction included improvements to pedestrian crossings of the Mount Vernon Memorial Highway including installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons.
The new trail provides several benefits. It filled a trail gap between U.S. 1 and an existing trail to the Mount Vernon Estates and Mount Vernon Trail. It also filled a gap in the national East Coast Greenway as well as the regional Potomac Heritage Trail. Additionally, it provides connections to George Washington’s Grist Mill, Grist Mill Park (and Dog Park) and Washington Mill Elementary School.
The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail needs your help to continue improving the trail. Sign up for a volunteer trail improvement event or Donate to Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail to help us purchase tools and supplies.