Fort Foote Civil War Ruins

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Fort Foote Civil War Ruins is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Washington, MD that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.7 miles 206 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


Civil war bunkers, cannons, building and views! The perfect Civil war park without the crowds. Plenty of huge cannons to defend Washington on the Potomac river entry. Lots of cannon emplacements, interpretive signs, and real civil war bunkers! The ammo dump is currently off limits. There are great water views with a building by the water, and a short half mile hike to a view of the bridge crossing to Alexandria. This park is definitely a hidden jewel.