The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a carefully planned scenic route to the nation's capital. From the north it curves alongside the Potomac Gorge, highlighting its steep cliffs and rich woods. From the south it is a broad avenue punctuated with monuments to America's history. Overlooks and picnic areas dot its length, providing places to rest and admire the land it passes through. There is no visitor center on the parkway itself. Information, brochures, maps, and National Park Passport stamps are available at parkway headquarters and at visitor centers at Arlington House, Glen Echo Park, and Great Falls Park. Hours vary by season.

mountain biking
8 days ago

I might have enjoyed the ride except that it was freezing. We turned around, vowing to ride the length in warmer weather.

mountain biking
8 days ago

The beauty of the trail amazed me. Especially since it was winter. It was cold so we only rode about half.

road biking
1 month ago

Crowded

great bike ride, but can get crowded

mountain biking
8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

walking
1 year ago

Great easy walking trail in the wetlands. Lots of beautiful scenery particularly in fall. Best for walks with kids

road biking
1 year ago

Rode from Maryland through DC to connect to trail. Headed south to Jones Point Park at the base of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Very nice and calming park with a small playground and restrooms.

road biking
1 year ago

Fun a lot of little hilly areas before the steep climb before Mt Vernon. I logged 26 plus miles was a nice ride.

walking
1 year ago

trail running
2 years ago

road biking
2 years ago

After completing the C&O Canal trail we connected with this trail to loop around the city to the airport where we had left a car. The views of the city were beautiful and it was good to see all the green space away from the usual touristy stuff around the national mall. As the uploaded photos show you can still get a good view of the city from this route except you do not have to deal with all the crazyness that riding a bike in town.

trail running
2 years ago