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Volunteer organization brings full length of Mount Vernon Trail to Google Street View

The Mount Vernon Trail near Daingerfield Island (Staff photo by Jay Westcott)

For those who haven’t bicycled or hiked the Mount Vernon Trail, there’s a new online option to explore the trail.

The Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail has mapped all 18 miles of the Mount Vernon Trail on Google Street View.

“Previously only small portions of the trail were available online,” the organization said on its website. “We hope that having the entire trail on Google Street View… will inspire people to go outside and check out the trail in real life. Additionally, people worldwide can now experience the beauty of the Mount Vernon Trail from their computers.”

The organization said the view will be updated throughout the year to see the trail change across seasons.

“We will continue to update Google Street View throughout the year so trail users can see the trail change across seasons,” the organization said. “Mapping the Mount Vernon Trail is only possible via the support of donors who helped purchase a GoPro Max camera. We use this camera to document the trail and volunteer events.”

The website features highlights from this documenting expedition, including a fitness enthusiast caught on camera doing pushups.

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