Pike Hike II
A continuation of Pike Hike I, WalkArlington’s Pike Hike II Walkabout begins and ends at Columbia Pike Town Center West, one of the main crossroads along this 200-year-old thoroughfare. Established as the Columbia Turnpike on April 12,1810, Columbia Pike remains a primary link from Washington, D.C. to Arlington and beyond. But today’s revitalized Pike is much more than a transportation crossroads -- Columbia Pike is also a cultural crossroads, linking nations and traditions from around the globe. Africa to South America, Asia to Europe, this stretch of the Pike has it all.
Just a few blocks north of the Pike is the rambling green space of Alcova Heights Park, surrounded by neighborhoods with quaint bungalows and tree-lined streets. Along Walter Reed Drive, a wealth of local resources welcomes walkers back to Town Center West and Columbia Pike’s transformed downtown.
Length: Approximately 2 miles
Terrain: Mostly flat with slightly hilly terrain near Alcova Heights Park; busy arterial corridor, offset by parkland and residential neighborhoods
Columbia Pike News You Can Use
Historic Highlight: The intersection of Columbia Pike and Glebe Road is the historically important intersection once known as Hunter’s Crossroads. Read more.
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