Hop on a bike and ride to Mount Vernon on the scenic Mount Vernon Trail.

It generally takes about one hour to reach Mount Vernon by bike from Alexandria.

Don't have a bike? Bike rentals are available in Alexandria, Virginia, about 10 miles from Mount Vernon.

Bike Rentals

Rent a bike in Old Town, Alexandria from one these providers:

Full day comfort hybrid bike rental

Bike & Roll website

4-hour electric bike rental

Pedego website

Bike rental packages include admission to Mount Vernon.

The Mount Vernon Trail

Nearly 18 miles long and fully paved, the Mount Vernon Trail follows the Potomac River’s Virginia shoreline. It begins at Theodore Roosevelt Island (near Rosslyn, Virginia) and continues through Alexandria, ending at Mount Vernon.

Water fountains and restrooms are located along the way.

Download Map

View all biking trails in the Mount Vernon and DC Metro area (opens Google Maps).

Bike to Mount Vernon, Return by Boat

With this package from Bike and Roll, bike from Alexandria to Mount Vernon and return by boat.

Available seasonally. Price includes bike rental, bike pick-up, admission to Mount Vernon, and a return boat ticket. 

Make reservations online or call (202) 842-2453.

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"Our family rode bikes from Alexandria to Mount Vernon for a lovely, memorable day. This was my first visit to Mount Vernon, and it exceeded my expectations." – TripAdvisor Review, April 2017

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