View Full Version : Exact mileage of the triangle?

03-10-2010, 10:45 AM
Does anyone know the exact mileage of the triangle in Arlington? Starting where the W&OD meets the Custis trail.Taking the W&OD to Four Mile Run Trail to Mount Vernon trail to the Custis Trail then back to the W&OD

03-10-2010, 11:22 AM
15.9 Miles


03-11-2010, 02:28 PM
I think it is closer to 18 miles. My cyclocomputer says about 18 and so does Arlington's bicycling map: http://www.bikearlington.com/tasks/sites/bike/assets/File/Bikemap_back.pdf

03-12-2010, 10:21 AM
AJsinVA's map looks like it takes you on the 4 Mile Run Trail from Shirlington to Glencarlyn instead of the W&OD. Where Google routes you depends on the way points you put in. It was actually difficult to get it to take me from 4 Mile Run to the W&OD at Shirlington, but I just move a way point and got there. This gives the distance as 15.7 miles with a starting and ending point at the N Lynn St intersection with the Custis Trail. Before the I-395 underpass on 4 Mile Run was completed, the distance was about 16.5 miles.

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