How to Get to Roosevelt Island: Detour Details

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Tim Kelley is the former BikeArlington Operations Manager. He has since moved to Seattle to start new biking adventures on a new coast.

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Roosevelt Island is definitely on the list of our favorite local hiking trails, and while an upcoming construction project to make the trail even better will have an effect on car access, all of the best ways to get there are still open!

Theodore Roosevelt Island is definitely on the list of our favorite local hiking trails, and while an upcoming construction project to make the trail even better will have an effect on car access, all of the best ways to get there are still open! Make the most out of this whole spring weather in February thing, and check out our favorite ways to get to Teddy Roosevelt Island.

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Bike

While we are certainly biased, traveling by bike handily makes number one on our list. Located near two really great trails, the Mt. Vernon Trail and the Custis Trail, it’s quite easy to bike to the Island from DC or Virginia. Bring a lock, because bikes aren’t allowed on the Island. And while a Capital Bikeshare station is planned for the parking lot, it’s not there yet. But, nearby Rosslyn has plenty of stations to drop a bike and walk the rest of the way. Closest one is at 19th and Lynn Street.

Walking

Speaking of walking, you were probably going to do some of that anyway, yeah? Why not just double down on the good stuff and take a nice stroll on down?

Metro

Get yourself on the Orange or Blue lines and bop on down to the Rosslyn Metro stop, which is an easy, breezy 10 minute walk from Teddy Roosevelt Island. You can even pick up some tasty treats for a picnic along your way.

If you’ve absolutely gotta drive, we suggest parking at Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Park and taking a roll or stroll along the Mt. Vernon Trail. Fantastic views of the monuments across the Potomac are well worth the 45 minute walk or 12 minute bike ride.

Need a trail map?  We’ve got you covered!

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