Pike Hike (Columbia Pike) Walkabout
Established in 1801 as the Columbia Turnpike, Columbia Pike is an invaluable transportation corridor currently being transformed into a walkable main street. Its vast array of eateries reflects the diverse backgrounds of the surrounding communities. This Walkabout is an easy perusal of the eastern end of Columbia Pike, South Arlington’s main street.
- Length: 1.9 miles plus optional 0.6-mile add-on
- Terrain: Mostly flat with the exception of S. Englewood St.
- Car-Free Access
To get to the start of each Walkabout route, there are plenty of car-free options. Visit CarFreeNearMe to determine which of those options, from Capital Bikeshare to ART to Metro, is best for you.
- Acknowledgements: Created with Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County Board
- PRINTABLE WALKABOUT ROUTE MAP IS AVAILABLE HERE: English or Spanish (PDF, Adobe Reader required)
Columbia Pike News You Can Use
While you're out in Columbia Pike, check out the Columbia Pike Farmers Market, at the corner of Columbia Pike and S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, VA 22204. Hours: Sundays, 9am – 1pm
Historic Highlight: Farther west along Columbia Pike, at the intersection with Glebe Road, is the historically important intersection once known as Hunter’s Crossroads. Read more.
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 If you see something that's out-of-date in our Walkabouts maps or information, please use the Comments section below, or on any of the Walkabouts pages, to let us know and we'll add the update under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.
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