Reston to Old Town

935403_660889610604941_1771369723_nReston, Va., Alexandria, Va. and all points in between

Length: 22 miles

Description: A transit-accessible route. Starting at the Wiehle Road Metro station, take the W&OD Trail to the Four Mile Run Trail and turn on to the Mount Vernon Trail.

Cons: You’re spending a while running in a single direction.

Pros: It’s a long gradual downhill after mile six. You’ll pass through several commercial areas if you need to stop, including a 7-Eleven in Falls Church right off of the trail.

Tricky Points: A few road crossings every few miles.

My advice: Start in Reston to get that downhill. Plus, since you’d be waiting at the end of the Silver Line, you’ll wait a lot longer for a ride back to the start.


Subscribe to our mailing list