Check out this comprehensive list of activities to keep you active and engaged, in and around Rosslyn! (Please note that all pink text below indicates a hyperlink.)
Rosslyn as your outdoor gym
1. Stair Repeats | 30 MIN / 12 SETS
Find the 10 flights of outdoor stairs on North Nash St between Key Blvd and Lee Hwy.
Warm up by jogging around the block and stretching.
When you’re ready, run up the stairs and slowly walk back down to recover.
Repeat as desired.
2. Hill workout with a refreshing ending | 10 MIN / 1 SET
Start at the intersection of Wilson Blvd and N Kent St.
Head up the north side of Wilson Blvd, using streetlamps to measure distances. Walk from streetlamp to streetlamp, then sprint the same distance, then walk. Continue up the hill, using streetlamps to track your intervals. By the time you reach Oak St, you’ll have done 7 sprints.
Stay on the north side of Wilson Blvd (same side as Safeway) and continue your intervals until you reach Pierce St to get 11 sprints in!
No matter how far you go, plan to stop at South Block for a healthy smoothie or açaí bowl to help you recover.
3. Strength circuit in Gateway Park | 7 MIN / 1 SET
Box Jumps | 10 x | use half wall in lawn as platform
Side Planks | hold for 30 seconds on each side
Calf Raises | 25 x | balance using a wall or stairs
Forward Lunges | lunge the width of Gateway Park
4. Pyramid cardio circuit in Freedom Park | 7 MIN / 1 SET
Freedom Park is a two-block long elevated park sprinkled with benches, gardens and trees. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle for a quick workout.
Run 1| 1.5K+
Highlights Iwo Jima and Mount Vernon Trail along Potomac River. Run 2| 5K
Starts in center of Rosslyn and loops around Roosevelt Island and Gateway Park. Run 3| 3.5 MI
Starts in Rosslyn, crosses Memorial Bridge and Key Bridge, ends in Gateway Park. Run 4| 4.5 MI
Scenic route through Rosslyn.
Theodore Roosevelt Island Trails
Woods Trail | 1/3 MI
This short, trail passes through the heart of the island, including the memorial plaza with its statue and fountains. It is paved with pea gravel.
Upland Trail | 3/4 MI
This trail traverses the length of the island. It passes though forest and loops around the former site of the Mason mansion.
Swamp Trail | 1.5 MI
This loop trail is the island’s longest. It passes through swampy woods and cattail marsh. The trail is part pea gravel and part boardwalk.
Hills and some stairways, skywalks and building interiors. You’ll experience Rosslyn’s majestic vistas, bold skyscrapers and cultural attractions during this walk (courtesy of WalkArlington and/or Arlington Arts).