Trails Serving Bethesda

Capital Crescent Trail

The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT), a car-free trail, serves downtown Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Silver Spring (via the Georgetown Branch) and Washington, DC. This popular hiker-biker trail is about 11-miles long and is used by tens of thousands of people each week. The CCT is used for both recreational and commuting purposes, connecting residential, commercial and employment centers.

If you haven't already tried it, ride the CCT as part of your commute to work – it's more convenient than you think! Most of the CCT passes through parks and other wooded areas. It has 30 great points of interest, including four historic bridges, two historic tunnels, and provides beautiful vistas over the Potomac. It even takes you within a few blocks of the Bethesda Metro station as well as other top Bethesda destinations.

For an interactive CCT map visit Capital Crescent Trail Maps.

Bethesda Trolley Trail

The Bethesda Trolley is a 4-mile long shared-use path that links Bethesda and North Bethesda. It runs along the perimeter of the National Institutes of Health and crosses both I-270 and I-495 via pedestrian and bicycle access only bridges.

Click here for a map of the Bethesda Trolley Trail.

For more information about finding your best bike route to work, contact Tom Robertson at trobertson@bethesda.org or 301-656-0868 x 130.

Click here to see Montgomery County's interactive bike map.

Click here for more information on Montgomery County's bikeways.