Best Trails in District of Columbia

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on D.C. Walk Through U.S. Hi...
5 days ago

walking

So much to see!! Very moving!

on Walking Tour of Monuments...
5 days ago

walking

Great way to see everything. If you love history and our country, these places are a must see!

on Theodore Roosevelt Island
7 days ago

walking

Just OK.

on Walking Tour of Monuments...
11 days ago

Got to do it

on Potomac Heritage Trail an...
12 days ago

hiking

Starts off nice from Roosevelt Island. Getting closer to Chain Bridge, the trail markings disappear and it gets very rocky. Stick near the water line and you'll make it to Chain Bridge. The way back down the C&O canal tow path is flat and easy but very little shade. Nice little boat house with snacks and drinks about half way down towards Georgetown. Definitely will do this again but not on the hottest day of the year.

on Rock Creek Park Bike Trai...
17 days ago

Solid dog walking trail, but pretty practical in terms of scenery. Would go to have a walk and talk

on Rock Creek Trails
18 days ago

I love the Rock Creek trails. Somewhat difficult to find due to gate closures. But well worth the hassle. The streams that run parallel to the trail offer the perfect nature oasis. Terrain is hilly in some parts and flat in others. Quiet and peaceful with an occasional horse or two that will pass. My fav trail in DC.

on D.C. Walk Through U.S. Hi...
20 days ago

trail running

I went to college in DC (and lived in Northern Virginia for years) and have been to all of the important historical and educational sites, most many times, and it never gets old. One of my favorite activities while in school was to go for early morning jogs by the monuments and memorials on and around the National Mall...sometimes stretching it all the way to the Capitol and back. One time I even jogged by Bill Clinton (and his Secret Service agents) early in his administration (when they still let him run outside the White House complex)!

on Theodore Roosevelt Island
26 days ago

trail running

Main trail was great. Some obstacles with terrain. Smaller trails were pretty overgrown and rocky. Not really suitable for running. Good for running or hiking.

on D.C. Walk Through U.S. Hi...
1 month ago

walking

Stopped by the Capitol on our way back from Maine, went to Air & Space, Smithsonian, National Archives, and all along the mall, stopped by the Iwo Jima memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Capitol, the Supreme Court - all on a Sunday, great time to visit and take in America's Heritage. All need to see this!

on Kenilworth Aquatic Garden...
1 month ago

hiking

A very walk.

on Walking Tour of Monuments and Memor...
1 month ago

great being able to see everything in DC

on Rock Creek Trails
1 month ago

hiking

Parked at the Nature Center and took the West Ridge Trail to the Washington Zoo. Just a little over 3 miles one way. The zoo is free but the parking is $22 a car. If you don't mind walking, park free in the park.

on Theodore Roosevelt Island
1 month ago

trail running

on Walking Tour of Monuments...
1 month ago

walking

It was great to be in Washington DC, and to see all the monuments. Even got in some birding while we were walking.

on Theodore Roosevelt Island
2 months ago

Super pretty. Great maintenance. Awesome trails. But it is packed with people.

on Mount Vernon Trail
2 months ago

This trail is beautiful. But if your riding your bike you HAVE TO GO EARLY. or else its to many people on it.

on Walking Tour of Monuments...
2 months ago

crowded but memorable