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UPDATE: As of mid-afternoon on Saturday, March 3, the trail had been cleared and was usable.
Based on user reports on March 2, 2018 during the wind storm, the Capital Crescent Trail is currently UNSAFE! It's not just fallen trees and limbs, but flying debris that makes it dangerous.
As of Sunday afternoon, 2/11/20178, users report a tree down on the trail, about a third mile north of Canal Road. The National Park Service has been notified.
Road the entire trail this morning from Bethesda to the waterfront and there's very little ice - one or two very small patches which will probably melt and possibly evaporate today. Looks like salt has been spread in many areas that would otherwise be susceptible to icing (thanks!). If you ride Pennsylvania Ave, watch out a couple of blocks East of the white house - there's a huge ice patch and I had to ride outside of the bike lanes to avoid it.
As of Tuesday 10 October 2017 at 07:30 am, a large tree and its branches were blocking the entire path on Capital Crescent, about halfway between mile markers 7.0 and 7.5 (near Chain Bridge). Have to lift bikes/bodies over the entire thing.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 9/6/2017, there is a huge tree down blocking the trail in DC, just below MD-DC line.
As of early Saturday morning, July 15, a downed tree was blocking the trail near mile marker 7, a bit uphill from the bridge over Canal Rd. It was cleared around noon.
As of mid-afternoon on Saturday, a tree is blocking 3/4 of the width of the trail, between Connecticut Ave and Jones Bridge Rd.
There is a tree down on the Georgetown Branch Trail immediately east of the Lyttonsville Pl bridge. I saw it yesterday (7/7) around 7pm. Can walk around it, but it blocks most of the trail. Bryan Close