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Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve Trail

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Alexandria, Virginia

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve Trail is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Alexandria, Virginia that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 6 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wildlife

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Reviews (55)
Photos (57)
Recordings (57)
Completed (100)
Joe Zwick
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Hiking

Nice easy trail during low tide. Great views of the Potomac.

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Sarah Masoom
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HikingBugs

great trail with a very nice view at the end. you totally get in nature though you are right outside of the city. saw a family of deer and lots of birds.

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Jaison Desai
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Hiking

Should be listed as Easy. Hard pack the entire way, flat, and in great shape. Lots of birds and wildlife to see and hear. Ends at a wooden walkway with great views of the river. Parking can be challenging as Belle Haven park is quite popular on weekends. Fairly busy with walkers and runners but not overly so given the Mount Vernon Trail is nearby.

Dimone Long
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Hiking

Very peaceful beautiful trail

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Sandra Farkas
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HikingMuddyWashed out

Early morning walk to avoid the corona virus crowd. Parking very limited actually the lot is closed off the Mt. Vernon Trail, and the trailer parking will get you a ticket. I parked across the parkway. Getting to the Boardwalk is muddy and actual washed out, but boots will allow you to pick your way. Reward with three barres owls, but no yellow headed blackbird.

Sandra Farkas
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Sue Kaiden
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This trail is a nice, flat walk in a conservation area. The trail is gravel for the most part. It should really be rated as Easy.

Rob Sherman
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Cranky Scientist
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Hiking

A very easy and beautiful trail. We got to see the marsh irises in bloom and saw some snakes. A little muddy in some parts.

Gary Covington
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Hiking

Nice flat short trail with easy parking nice river views? Not as heavily traveled as one would think. Can hear traffic up till you reach rivers edge.

Michelle Acton
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Hiking

It’s an easy walk to a boardwalk with nice views at the end.

Dan Hill
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Michelle Hindmarch
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This is a beautiful, easy trail. It’s one of my favorite places in the region.

R Maccubbin
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Hiking
Ally Thomson
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Lovely, easy hookup to mt Vernon trail. Pretty

Donna Cline
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Walking
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Hailey Michalenko
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Hiking
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Gary Blohm
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Hiking
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Kat Jones
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Livia Drechsler
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Hiking
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Maria Isabel
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Mountain biking
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Lauren Stephenson
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Running
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Leilani Gonzalez
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Hiking
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Dimone Long
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Hiking
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Kaitlyn-Alexandra Graybill
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Hiking
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Mike Fulkerson
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Harold Padgett
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