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Hello future neighbor. I live in North Michigan Park (the neighborhood directly adjacent to that path) and take it every day and night to and from the Metro. For the most part it is safe. The worst I have run into in the morning are kids sneaking a joint and an old drunk peeing. However there have been some problems there recently with muggings (about 3 over the past 6 months).
The NMP Civic Association has been working with Nat’l Park Service (owners of the park and path) to improve the path and clear branches and trees to make it easier to traverse- our ANC commissioner is actually doing a walkthrough today with the NPS superintendant.
I try to steer clear at night when I’m with my family, but if it’s me (an average male) and buddies, we’ll make the walk. The best thing about Ft. Totten is on the wknds the parking is free near the 7-11 and entrance (not just the commuter lot) so we’ll often park there if we are going to be out very late.
Othewise this path is like any place else in DC- keep your head on a swivel, take out the earbuds, and don’t play on your phone and you will be fine.