There's something undoubtedly awe-inspiring about catching a glimpse of birds of prey.
The Airport Trail is a combination of gravel and paved dedicated pedestrian trails running the perimeter of Arlington Airport with several additional routes in the forest and field areas on the southwest corner. Dogs are allowed and required to be on leash and there are scoop kiosks available along the trail. The trail is approximately 6 miles.
Don't miss the historical interpretive signage explaining Arlington Airport's history and significant role in training World War Two pilots. Over the years the airport office has compiled a collection of historical articles, pictures, drawings, and documents. There are over 300 original blueprints and reprints from the 1940's and many are in excellent condition. There are also over 230 scanned Arlington Times articles, a complete electronic collection of the Navy's newsletter titled "Skylines", and several aerial and building photographs. From this collection, nine history signs were designed and placed along the airport trail to tell the history of the airport.
The western side is more wooded while the eastern side is more industrial. Do the whole loop or just the part that most interests you.
Parking is available at the Airport office located at 18204 59th Dr NE. No trail passes are needed at any parking location.