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I agree that it is busy, but still very nice.

I would give it more stars if not for the crowd. If it is busy in January, I hate to think about busier months.

mountain biking
4 days ago

More vertical and more bike and foot traffic than I would have liked.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Nice, but a lot of people. Even in the winter.

trail running
15 days ago

While I never completed this exact loop all at once, I walked/hiked/jogged/biked the different sections (Rock Creek Parkway south from the National Zoo, the C&O Canal, and the Georgetown University and Dumbarton Oaks areas) many times during my previous life in DC and Northern Virginia. I love Georgetown. It was a wonderful place to spend time both exploring and exercising!

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Worth a walk through. Linked to other Potomac trails.

It was a great walk. And the kids loved it ❤great views and food trucks everywhere close to White House and Lincoln memorial

hiking
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail, I walk, and cycling with my family, and many people do the same.

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

The amount of elevation gain may surprise you if you are expecting level all the way. But it was a nice ride.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Beautiful rail trail. There were several others on bikes.