Map of On-Road Rock Creek Trail

The northern section of DC's Rock Creek trail, located between the Maryland Line and Broad Branch Road, is entirely on road. During weekdays, narrow Beach Drive is filled with commuter traffic, which makes it very difficult for bike travel. During these periods, you are better off using a different route into downtown DC.

On weekends, Beach Drive is closed to motor vehicles. This is a great time to come out and enjoy the truly beautiful ride through the narrow valley. Expect to see many other bikers and bladers also out enjoying the wonderful scenery.

Crossing the Stone Bridge on Beach Drive.