Long Run Route Options

This page is very much an ongoing work in progress. What we list here is an ever-expanding selection of long run route options. We always invite our readers to submit to us additional route suggestions for locations across the United States, and even internationally. To do so, simply email us at runfishdog [at] gmail [dot] com.

When selecting a long route option, please exercise appropriate caution, following the standard running safety rules, and ensuring that you are prepared with the appropriate amount of water (or sports drink), nutrition, and money, in case you need to hail a ride home for any reason. Carrying a cellphone and some form of identification is always recommended.

Coach Kiprunning assumes no responsibility for anyone’s safety on these trails. Run smart, and at your own risk.

DC, MD, VA
Anacostia Riverwalk Trail--Connections to Neighborhoods and Anacostia Tributary Trail System (water varies depending on trail selection)

Arlington Triangle
(limited water)

Capital Crescent and Rock Creek Park Loop
(water)

Capital Crescent Trail--Design Your Own Out-and-Back Route, Connect to Local Trail Systems (water)

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal--Design Your Own Out-and-Back Route
(seasonal water; frequency varies)

Mt. Vernon Trail
(limited water, often not on the trail itself) 

W&OD Trail--Design Your Own Out-and-Back Route
(water varies depending on trail selection)