Glover-Archbold Trail is a 5.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.0 km Elevation Gain: 62 m Route Type: Out & Back

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22 days ago

Great trail, especially for a puppy! The path is well maintained, flat and shaded. It follows along a stream and there are nice spots to pull off and sit/enjoy. It does look like the trail is closed for maintenance past Reservoir road.

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Sun Mar 31 2019

The trail appears permanently closed at the river end where it passes under a derelict tram bridge. It’s necessary to detour through Foxhall Village on 44th St.

Sat Sep 17 2016

A big part of this trail is under construction/reclamation as of Sept 3. Once you cross Reservoir Rd and head toward the Potomac, it has a poorly marked detour to 44th street. It effectively ends so don't be surprised when your planned outing gets cut short. No details provided when this will be back to normal. A bit industrial for a trail - you're walking along/on a large cement pipe a lot of the way. Still, very well shaded and a nice easy way into the trees in the city.

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Mon Aug 31 2015

Hiked this last week. Very nice canopy of hardwoods kept late August temperatures down along the entire pathway. Saw a few deer, including a doe and fawn. Connect from C&O via lit underpass under canal and Canal Road. Saw a few people on the section nearest C&O canal, but very few on the upper portions. Very secluded and natural setting for an urban hike! A few street crossings, but fairly easy to pick up the path on the other side. At the upper end, go1 block east, then 3 blocks north on Wisconsin Ave to get to Tenleytown/AU metro (entrances from both sides of Wisconsin.) Also connects to Battery-Kemble Park via the Wesley Heights Trail (signed); and there's an trail/onroad connection to Melvin C. Hazen trail as well (not signed).

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Mon Jan 14 2013

Cool trail in the city. Very easy. Connects from the canal area to Tenleytown. You can choose to go out and back for a total of 6 miles or catch the Metro in Tenleytown for 3. Trail is pretty flat. Because of its ease there are many dog walkers, runners and families.

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