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lordofthemark
10-07-2012, 10:31 AM
I was riding from Seven Corners heading to the Custis trail - my first time riding in this area. I assumed the Custis would be obvious so didn't check my map. I don't think I saw any signs, and even though I passed over I66 and should have realized something was wrong, I kept going till I hit Washington Blvd (at which point instead of doubling back I took the back streets to Custis at Westover (?) Park.

It might be helpful if there were more signs indicating the trail from the bike lanes.

DismalScientist
10-07-2012, 03:41 PM
There's not a direct connection. At the bottom of the hill on the south side of 66, turn at the bike crossing / crosswalk and go down the sidewalk to the cul-de-sac of Four Mile Run Drive. The access to the W&OD across the creek is about 100 feet down the road. The Four Mile Run Trail is accessible eastbound by following Four Mile Run Drive a few blocks. Turn the other way at the crosswalk to go west on FMR trail.

bobco85
10-07-2012, 11:12 PM
There's not a direct connection. At the bottom of the hill on the south side of 66, turn at the bike crossing / crosswalk and go down the sidewalk to the cul-de-sac of Four Mile Run Drive. The access to the W&OD across the creek is about 100 feet down the road. The Four Mile Run Trail is accessible eastbound by following Four Mile Run Drive a few blocks. Turn the other way at the crosswalk to go west on FMR trail.

As described in DismalScientist's directions: http://goo.gl/maps/rrUhm

dasgeh
10-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Signage in Arlington has gotten better, but is still not great. There are rarely signs from bike lanes/streets to particular trails, though you'll sometimes find "bike route" signs that direct you onto trails.

I find that the closer you are to Rosslyn, the better the signage is.