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
  • Video
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  • Acknowledgements: Created with Chris Zimmerman, Arlington County Board
  • PRINTABLE MAP/FLIER 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.

Arlington County Adopts Columbia Pike Neighborhoods Area Plan – July 23 2012

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  If you see something that's out-of-date in our Walkabouts maps or information, please use the Comments section below, or on any of the Walkabouts pages, to let us know and we'll add the update under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: Pike Hike Walkabout
Click image for printable flyer including larger map (PDF, Adobe Reader required)

This video was created sometime before 2007. Do you know the year? Contact us, below.

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14th Street Bridge
274
Ballston Connector
354
Bluemont Connector
326
CC Connector
709
Custis Bon Air Park
525
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267
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58
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100
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2002
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1063
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257
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126
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796
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1799
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712
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594
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485

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