Route: Capital Crescent Trail (DC, MD)

Submitted by jzanoni on Wed, 07/05/2023 - 05:56am
District of Columbia, US
Maryland, US

The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) is a shared use off-road trail from Georgetown, D.C. to Bethesda, MD suitable for walkers, joggers, bikers, and rollerbladers. The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail, an all-volunteer organization, has spearheaded efforts since 1986 to develop this first-class shared use trail.

The CCT is a rail-trail, built on the former route of the 11 mile Georgetown Branch of the B&O (later CSX) Railroad. The Trail is complete as a 10" wide hard surface asphalt trail from Georgetown to Bethesda, with 5 notable bridges and a tunnel offering users gentle gradients, with grade-separated crossings at all but 2 roadways (Little Falls Pkwy and Dorset Ave).

GPS Track