Explore the best trails in District of Columbia with detailed reviews, photos, trail maps, and driving directions curated by hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



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

mountain biking
20 days 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
20 days ago

Beautiful rail trail. There were several others on bikes.

26 days ago

This hike was better than expected. Some parts were a little bit extraneous but it was an overall easy hike. We took the Western Ridge & Valley Trail.

Go during the Fall. It's ridiculously pretty.

Mixture of when I was a kid and when I was at my job's headquarters close to the Washington Monument.


Nice trail- muddy when wet- gets crowded- good for a dog off leash when it's not crowded

Really muddy. Good for dogs off leash

Beautiful- especially during the Lotus Festival

Easy and beautiful walk

2 months ago

Everyone loves rock creek because it is in DC and easy to get to. However, the trails are nothing special. For a park visited by so many people, the trail markers are poorly done. It is very easy to get confused.

Fall and winter, once the tourists are gone, the mall is a great place for dog walking.

So much to see and do...from Dumbarton Oaks to Washington Harbour, Georgetown University to Rock Creek Park, Key Bridge, views by the Potomac, the C & O Canal, M Street, Wisconsin Avenue and all points in between. While living in the area, we spent many beautiful weekend days/evenings walking, exploring and returning to our favorite spots!