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. Hours vary by season.

walking
19 days ago

Beautiful, easy walk. Good for spotting egrets and herons.

hiking
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

road biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

road biking
2 months ago

Great trail. Well maintained. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

walking
4 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Best trail in VA

mountain biking
11 months ago

I might have enjoyed the ride except that it was freezing. We turned around, vowing to ride the length in warmer weather.

mountain biking
11 months ago

The beauty of the trail amazed me. Especially since it was winter. It was cold so we only rode about half.