D.C. Walk Through U.S. History

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D.C. Walk Through U.S. History is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation Gain: 59 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

walking

running

views

city walk

historic site

The city is more varied than guidebooks let on, and a whole lot more fun-especially if, like most residents, you have a clear-cut agenda. Travel + Leisure has taken the liberty of dividing families into four special interest groups-political animals, diplomats and spies, history geeks, and artists and aesthetes-and mapped out lots of activities for each. You can even eat and sleep staying true to character. So skip the forced march, the civics-teacher gulag. Take your cue from your family's temperament, then take on the town-your way. Washington-site of two presidential assassinations and 217 years of congressional machinations-is your paradise. Your big challenge: resisting the urge to read every sign and see every exhibit.

running
3 months ago

City trails do not get any better than this! I went off route several times just to see more of the amazing memorials that were not along the prescribed path. I started trail running but as usual, I stopped in many places to show respect for the sites, to sit and reflect, and to take in all the beauty of this whole area. Not only would I do this trail again, but I run this trail every single time I can when I’m in the DC area. However, I do like the “National Mall” trail more than this one… It’s very similar but goes around to more of the sites that I love.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

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Sunday, January 07, 2018

Great walk thru the mall.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Great place to learn a lot of history. Very interesting.

walking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

alot of protestors out here today

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

So much to see!! Very moving!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

All good

running
Friday, August 05, 2016

I went to college in DC (and lived in Northern Virginia for years) and have been to all of the important historical and educational sites, most many times, and it never gets old. One of my favorite activities while in school was to go for early morning jogs by the monuments and memorials on and around the National Mall...sometimes stretching it all the way to the Capitol and back. One time I even jogged by Bill Clinton (and his Secret Service agents) early in his administration (when they still let him run outside the White House complex)!

walking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stopped by the Capitol on our way back from Maine, went to Air & Space, Smithsonian, National Archives, and all along the mall, stopped by the Iwo Jima memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Capitol, the Supreme Court - all on a Sunday, great time to visit and take in America's Heritage. All need to see this!

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

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