Explore the most popular trails in National Arboretum with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I take my dog here for a nice walk all the time. I live in the city so it’s a nice little trail to walk on the weekend. Easy walk and cool views looking back into DC from the island.

hiking
off trail
20 days ago

Trails not marked so confusing when not on streets

hiking
off trail
4 months ago

A mix of paths through the woods and road trails... maybe best by bike but I walked 3 miles easily.

Another poorly marked trail brought to you by the national Park service. Cannot identify the trails anywhere.

hiking
closed
5 months ago

hiking
closed
5 months ago

Trail going up Mt. Hamilton is closed for the nesting bald eagle. We went different route in respect for its privacy. Check Arboretum web site for more info.

Very nice hidden gem of DC with a solid botanical garden to explore

walking
muddy
6 months ago

Lots of nice side-trails off the main loop road. Unfortunately cars are allowed on the road that makes up much of this walk, so you do need to be alert.

hiking
10 months ago

Great walk. Enjoyed the bonsai garden. Free parking!

Great scenery that changes with the seasons. Great for seeing small rabbits and deers.

great place..

Friday, December 01, 2017

2/3 pavement ... some hills ... great company!

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great place to go for a run, ride your bike or walk. It's open almost every day of the year save for a few holidays. Pros: not many people go during late fall/winter so you'll have place to yourself during certain months. Zig zag trails hidden away almost feel like you're not in the middle of a city, picturesque and a great place to take photos. Cons:.l In the summer it's extremely crowded! Only open between 8am-5pm (* my biggest gripe since I like early morning or late afternoon runs), limited parking, security y sometimes closes back gate that leads to river earlier than that posted 4:30pm. I've been locked in twice!!! No joke! Luckily I had a cell on me both times and was able to call security and get them to come get me out.

walking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite spots in DC! The Arboretum is beautiful year round and the East Side trail covers some of the best sections - the columns, Fern Valley, Asian Collections, and Conifer Collections.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Go during the Fall. It's ridiculously pretty.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Easy and beautiful walk

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