45 Bikes & Hikes: Anacosita Tributary Trail System

Prince George’s County
Tributary Views
Anacostia Tributary Trail System

Distance: 10- or 13-mile round-trip on suggested route.

Photograph by Cassi Hayden/M-NCPPC.

The Anacostia Tributary Trail System spans 24 miles and follows
Sligo Creek, Paint Branch, and the Northeast and Northwest branches of the
Anacostia River. The area along Sligo Creek is the busiest, with multiple
bridges crossing the water. Avoid the crowds: Start at Bladensburg
Waterfront Park for an easy five-mile ride north along the Northeast
Branch Trail, passing College Park Airport before arriving at beautiful
manmade Lake Artemesia. Sit on a waterside bench to rest, or, if you want
more mileage, loop around the lake (about three miles) before doubling
back. For more information, see the Prince George’s County parks website.

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