The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a carefully planned scenic route to the nation's capital. From the north it curves alongside the Potomac Gorge, highlighting its steep cliffs and rich woods. From the south it is a broad avenue punctuated with monuments to America's history. Overlooks and picnic areas dot its length, providing places to rest and admire the land it passes through. There is no visitor center on the parkway itself. Information, brochures, maps, and National Park Passport stamps are available at parkway headquarters and at visitor centers at Arlington House, Glen Echo Park, and Great Falls Park.

Great little escape from the city on the outskirts of Georgetown and Rosslyn. If you're looking for a quick loop, this is a local go-to. Great for beginners or family hikes!

Really nice walk in DC.

Good for kids and adults, river view. Limited parking.

great trail, plenty of traditional climbing potential about 2 -3 miles in

Pretty island and good place to escape the city. Expect to see people the whole time.

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.

Worth a walk through. Linked to other Potomac trails.