A busy summer on the trails

Now in full swing for the fourth year running, the Trail Ranger team has busy since April tidying up, talking up and leading cleanups and rides on the District’s trails. If you’ve been on the Marvin Gaye, Anacostia Riverwalk, Metropolitan Branch or Suitland Parkway trails, you’ve likely seen us! In our 541 miles of riding, we’ve spent 35 hours cleaning up the trails and reporting at least 75 issues to the appropriate agency. But what do those numbers actually mean?

Less glass on Marvin Gaye Trail


An uncovered mural on the Metropolitan Branch Trail

Less gravel on the Anacostia Riverwalk


A cleared bridge on Marvin Gaye

An uncovered trailbed on the Suitland Parkway.


A cleaner bridge on the Metropolitan Branch


A sidewalk uncovered on the Suitland Parkway Trail

And lots of great conversations with neighbors about our fantastic trail resources.


Give us a shout next time you see us on the trails!