Barcroft Walkabout

The Washington Post described Barcroft as “a photo album snapshot of an idyllic neighborhood from earlier times.” Dating back to the late 1800s, this community grew up around the Barcroft Mill and train station. Today it’s one of the friendliest neighborhoods around, with local residents playing an active role in preserving neighborhood camaraderie. The Walkabout allows exploration of parts of the Four Mile Run Trail.

  • Length: 1.6 miles
  • Terrain: Mostly easy, one steep downhill, one moderately difficult uphill
  • Car-Free Access
  • Video
  • Comments
  • Acknowledgements: Created with the Barcroft Elementary School and Barcroft Civic League
  • PRINTABLE MAP/FLIER IS AVAILABLE HERE: English or Spanish (PDF 700 KB, Adobe Reader required)

Barcroft News You Can Use

Have Some News We Can Use? As much as we try to keep our Walkabout maps up to date, Arlington keeps changing.  If you see something that's out-of-date in our Walkabouts maps or information, please use the Comments section below, or on any of the Walkabouts pages, to let us know and we'll add the update under News You Can Use for that Walkabout.

Map: Barcroft Walkabout
Click image for printable flyer including larger map (PDF, 700 KB, Adobe Reader required)


This video was created in 2008.

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