Great walking trip. Coming from someone who does zero exercise usually, it’s a very easy and enjoyable hike. In total it took myself and my parents roughly 5 hours to see everything (including loo breaks and refreshments) over a course of 7 Miles. There was flooding around the Tidal Basin sidewalks so we had to detour slightly further out. But the views are simply stunning. However it was a very humid hot day which did take its toll!

The Tidal Basin area now is my new favorite destination in Washington D.C. The view especially for the cherry blossom festival is absolutely incredible. We did the whole loop around the Tidal Basin before walking down to Hains Point so it was a long day but memorable. I especially like the view from the Jefferson Memorial.

Definately worth the trip, I would have preferred running in the evening or early morning. The area was very crowded with tourists, wish there hadn't been protestors at the white house but some people don't care if they're ruining the experiences of others.

DC is gorgeous in the fall. Summer is hot. Spring is crowded.

The best hike to see all the Memorials and White House. Very easy, gets rather crowded at times. If you go during summer bring water and keep children/pets hydrated. Take your time, it's an enjoyable way to visit our Nation's History.

This is a wonderful area to walk around and see all the memorials and history. I did this walk with my father when I was a youngster; however, the views did not get old the second time around, even in the 95 degree heat.

After this visit, we drove to Shenandoah National Park located approximately 1 1/2 hours away! Although drastically different, both are well worth your time.

Awesome views & scenery; photo ops as well!

Walked this today. Great hike to beautiful and moving memorial. My favorite were the memorials around the basin.

While this is a hot and very humid hike in the summer, it is an awesome and rewarding walk touching on our nation's history. Well worth the time for anyone wanting to see what DC has to offer.

Nice hike, you get to see all of the historical buildings and monuments throughout Washington DC. just make sure not to go on a super hot day like I did lol

It's most beautiful when the cherry blossoms are out, but the crowds are intense.

Easy walk through the cherry blossoms and fishermen trying for catfish.

Great hike this time of year. When I do this hike again, I will try to hike it when there are fewer people.

Nice urban hike. We went during a rainy day with heavy fog which created deep and wide puddles. The area around the walkways was really muddy. We were not wearing the right shoes for it. Nevertheless, beautiful views of the monuments. Easy walk.

road biking
9 months ago

Biking this trail is great. Very diverse scenery throughout the duration of the ride. A nice mix of elevation changes and flat stretches.

hiking
9 months ago

Great walk to all the monuments.

10 months ago

Not a nice marked trail path. Found myself constantly walking on grass/uneven pavement and sometimes losing what “may be” the trail. Scenery was beautiful though

Great views absolutely beautiful. Lots of traffic and touristy but worth it.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Definitely recommend going during the Cherry Blossom festival.. beautiful!

It's always a pleasure to walk the mall

trail running
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

well marked, paved trail with some nice views of D.C. Plenty of options along the trail for detours (e.g. Four Mile Run). Good for running/biking/walkers. Minor elevation changes make this a good trail for beginners. Use regular trainers/sneakers on this route.

walking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Went to D.C. For vacation, this was the highlight of my trip. The monuments are fantastic, it's amazing to be up close to our national history. Everything is in walking distance which is great. Only downside is the tourist, far too many people, especially if your trying to get a decent photo. Little bit of advice, go at night, less people and the lighting on the monuments look much better.

A definite must do. Very interesting.

walking
Monday, July 10, 2017

The trail is great for walking or running. I've done this journey twice; once at night and once in the middle of a weekend day during the Cherry Blossom Festival. While the cherry blossoms are beautiful, the crowds are overwhelming. Our night walk of the tidal basin was very peaceful, and we only encountered a couple of people at each of the monuments/memorials. I wouldn't do the night time walk alone, however. This walk is one of my favorite things to do in DC, and is a great way to see some of the coolest spots in our nation's capital.

road biking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

wonderful ride...a few pot holes, but it's DC:)

walking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Always a great stroll especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

road biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

great ride with the family

In the middle of July, dress light and put on your favorite walking shoes. The walk can be exhausting with so much historical sight seeing and crowd managing. It's a great educational walk in regards to wanting to see how our country's government began. The integration of metro city life with traditional architectural buildings and garden life makes for a full day.

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