Walking & Biking
Consider your general health and the route to work when deciding if this commute alternative is right for you. You may want to begin slowly, one or two days a week, gradually building up to full-time. Typically, most walkers commute about two miles one-way to work, while bikers may commute five to ten miles.
Approximately 40 miles of paved hiker/biker/equestrian trails are located throughout Prince George's County. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) maintains these trails as part of their park system. Some trails are located within the boundaries of individual parks, and other trail systems connect a series of parks along natural greenway corridors. The Anacostia Tributary Trail System and Henson Creek Trail provide miles of paved trails for recreational use. Approximately 6 miles of trail is under construction as part of the WB&A Trail in Prince George's County.
There are currently 6 trails for walking and biking in Prince George's County:
- Anacostia Tributary Trail System
- Henson Creek Trail
- Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis (WB&A Trail)
- Jug Bay Natural Area Trail
- Patuxent River Park
- Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail
For more information please visit the Parks & Recreation website.