Camp and discover the solitude and tranquility of Greenbelt Park within twelve miles of Washington, D.C. Visit Washington D.C. and camp nearby for only $16 per campsite. The Greenbelt campground is known for its affordability, peaceful surroundings, National Park Service hospitality and is open all year round. There are no electrical or water hookups available. Open from dawn to dusk daily.

1 month ago

Peaceful and beautiful trail :)

2 months ago

It’s fine for a short, close to town jaunt. If the rating was easy I’d give it four stars, but I expect a little more activity with a moderate hike, and this was just a nice stroll near town.

There are lots of ticks. Next time I’m taking bug spray!

Pretty paved trail with great information on the history ama nature of the area next to the Metro line.

2 months ago

Fun for family hiking. A lot of wildlife out and about. Took a few snack and water breaks along the way. Took a couple hours to hike. But overall was a great quiet hike.

Nicely paved trail. Great for walking, biking and running. Family friendly.

6 months ago

This is an easy, accessible trail with pretty scenery, some nice little streams, and lots of little benches if you want to just sit and enjoy nature for a while. There’s almost always more deer then people visible on the trail and it’s the only trail in Greenbelt Park that you can’t see or hear the road from so it feels a lot further from civilization then it actually is. My only negative is that there is at least one foot bridge that is rotted and starting to fall in so keep an eye out for holes in the bridges. It’s better for walking then running because of the upkeep issues though but still one of my favorite trails for a quick hike after work.

A very pleasant five mile walk in the woods. A few spots are close to highways, but given its location, much of the trail (especially the southern part) was quite nice.

trail running
8 months ago

It is a nice place inside the Beltway to go for a relatively easy trail run and it is so much better than running on the roads. It for all the times I have been there, it has never been busy.

Very nice place to walk with my dog. I enjoyed it, will definitely go back.

Good quiet not challenging

trail running
9 months ago

This is a very enjoyable trail.

9 months ago

Not much to see. But good for the purposes of exercising.

a scenic ride or walk if you live in the area and want a quick easy stroll. always lots of people though

11 months ago

Light traffic. No issues. Quite peaceful. Did 6.7 miles starting at Dogwood trailhead. Good markings. No ticks on me but I kept sitting.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great place to go with young kids. All paved, short and flat, not very crowded and with some nice spots for picnicking. Parking at the entrance. I subtract one star because in some places the rail track is too close and a bit noisy.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nice 2.25 mile figure 8 loop. Mildly trafficked. All paved. Geese, turtles, ducks, small birds, and bull frogs all over. It's also used as part of a larger bike trail.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Nice trail though highway views kind of takeaway from scenery

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Easy walking on the paved trail, lots of wild life, turtles, birds ans if you like also lots of butterflies .

Monday, December 26, 2016

Walked most of the trail during an overcast, chilly day. Easy trail to hike (fairly well marked and no major elevation gains) and run. Not much to see in the winter but probably pretty in the summer.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Quick, short, lite trafficed trail....close to 95 and DC. Perfect for a quick Trail Run or hike if in the area.....great for a health lunch break.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Very nice walk in the woods. Training up for an AT hike...and this was nice short practice. Small rolling hills, not much other traffic.
Want to try other trails in this same park.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Pleasant, easy, well-marked. Virtually no elevation change.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Perfect for an afternoon walk

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Close to busy roadways, but otherwise great trail.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

This is my go-to trail when I want to get in a nice walk near home. No bugs today, a young fawn right by the trail, and leaves falling in the woods already. Say it ain't so!

trail running
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Beautiful trail and surprisingly quiet for being in the city.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Friendly trail with multiple wildlife sitings. Well marked and traveled trails. Bugs not bad.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Excellent. Well maintained asphalt trails with good signage. One bathroom location. Time to replace the overall trail maps that were faded. We will definitely go back. Lots of bikers, walkers, joggers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

overall it was a pretty easy trail to hike. it's only about 5 miles long and the bugs weren't as bad as others have said. If you're in the area, it's worth a visit, but it's not worth it to travel a long distance to get here.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Getting to this trail is easy from any parking area in the park. If you use the map on the alltrails app, you can easily connect to the trail which is just the trail that circles the outside of the park. This trail is basically a nature walk. No epic views or anything, but consistently pleasant trail with some streams and meadows nearby, and a lot of deer in the forest. It's relatively unused considering how close it is to DC. There are a number of instances where it gets pretty close to the freeway, so for about half the hike, you can hear road noise. There are only a few points where you can visualize the freeway. My only complaint, and it would keep me from coming back in the spring or summer, is the number of ticks. I had at least 5 ticks on me, and the dog had over 10. Whenever we would sit, we could see ticks scurrying up our legs. Pretty gross. Afterwards, there were ticks in the car, and in the gear. A lot of people camp in the area. Apparently they are less weirded out by ticks than I am...

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