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DC Area Route Help: Wilson Bridge to Ft. Washington, MD
I am wondering if any of you from the DC area have ridden from Virginia across the Wilson bridge (now that it has a MUP), and then gone south to somewhere around Ft. Washington, MD. My mother lives there, and now that the Wilson bridge has a way across, it seems like I should be able to bike there from Arlington. I have crossed the Wilson bridge the other night just to check the path across the bridge, but then I turned around.
When I look on google maps, it seems like Oxon Hil Road is the most direct route, but I think that is a pretty big road. Does anyone ride on that road? There seems like there may be a way to cross from from "National Harbor Blvd" in the National Harbor area to "Clay Drive" in the bordering residential neighborhood. But, Google maps is way behind in this area; it's several years old for some reason, and still shows the bridge and National Harbor under construction, so I can't tell from that if there is a fence or something now blocking the way. If I could get to Clay Drive that way, I could avoid much of Oxon Hill Road. There also is a "Hensen Creek Trail" to the east that I could use for some of the way south, but it is out of the way, and only helps some of the way anyway.