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trail locations for District of Columbia
6 days 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!

A big part of this trail is under construction/reclamation as of Sept 3. Once you cross Reservoir Rd and head toward the Potomac, it has a poorly marked detour to 44th street. It effectively ends so don't be surprised when your planned outing gets cut short. No details provided when this will be back to normal.

A bit industrial for a trail - you're walking along/on a large cement pipe a lot of the way. Still, very well shaded and a nice easy way into the trees in the city.

18 days ago

A shady walk through the woods, often along the creek. It crosses some roads, which can have traffic congestion during rush hours.

great walk to look at all the monuments of DC!

Love this trail from Potomac yard to Buzz cafe in Alexandria. Can't get a better Saturday morning!

mountain biking
26 days ago

The wife and I biked 15 miles North from Great Falls, which made the whole ride 30 miles. Pretty flat trail which didn't provide any time to coast. This intensified the workout because we were initially only going to ride 10 miles North, but because it was so flat we pushed it an additional 5 miles. The scenery was nice; trees, river, creek. Your typical hiking environment. But, I would prefer more visual stimulation. We'll try the section starting from Cumberland next time.

Every Saturday at 0900 there is a free 5k run on the island sponsored by Parkrun. See their webpage for more details on how to sign up.

1 month ago

Summer time visit:
My family loved the beautiful plant life. The lilies are gorgeous and it smells like heaven. We plan to visit again.

So much to see!! Very moving!

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

Just OK.