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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Park is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.9 mi Elevation gain 42 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Walking Bird watching River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Note: Although the park is open, there is limited services and the possibility that the gates are shut due to large crowds. Additionally, the boardwalk to the tidal area has been reported closed (09/18/2020). For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/keaq/planyourvisit/conditions.htm

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Christine Nickel
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Hiking

The gardens were empty and beautiful. However the boardwalk is closed.

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Renée Regan
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Hiking

Quick ride to the bridge and back on gravel and then a paved path.

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Renée Regan
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Hiking

Not many people at all in the trails. Much was closed off because of the recent rains but incredibly gorgeous!

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eric christ
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Flor Martinez
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Aye N
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Walking

Some of the areas were closed off.

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Dimone Long
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Hiking

TRAIL CLOSED

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Mariana O'Leary
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Hiking

Really cool historical gardens with well-maintained paths and boardwalk. Unfortunately the amounts of garbage along the marsh shoreline was truly repulsive and very sad. I’ll bring a bag next time I come.

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Jordan Harris
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Hiking

Nice for a quick hike, but you can still tell how close it is to the city.

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Kami Kraft
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Hiking

Excellent scenery... hard to believe it’s in dc. I was alone but felt safe. Lock your car! Connects to the Anacostia River Trail!

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GodsGirl IsReal
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Hiking

My dog Marty and I loves the scenery, had a great time taking photos. Many great teaching moments for Marty

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Gio Romerl
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Libby Larson
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Hiking

Easy trail, went last day of June and the giant lotus plants were already blooming. Several people with easels painting in the gardens.

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Marcus Moreno
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highly recommend attending during the lotus festival, but great year round.

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Sergey Kulaev
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a lovely walk, enjoy lotuses but come early if during the summer: you need a morning sun to light up those flowers!

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Rebecca Wolf
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Nature trips

This is my favorite place in the world! Of course lotus season is stunning, but the vast differences in the park each season are truly spectacular. The fall leaves across the boardwalk, the spring greenery, the late summer blossoms and the snowy paths are all worth a visit. This is definitely more of a walk than a hike, so don’t be fooled by that. Bring the whole family, take a stroll and bring a picnic! If you’re quiet, you can spot deer, frogs, fish, turtles, and heron!

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Rachel C
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I love going here when the lotus are blooming or even after with the seed pods. I cool!

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Courtnye Koivisto
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Walking

Very easy and peaceful walking paths. The lilies and lotuses in the summer are worth the trip and there are some nice bird watching spots along the water.

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Brit Loch
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Beautiful- especially during the Lotus Festival

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April Martin
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Walking

Summer time visit: My family loved the beautiful plant life. The lilies are gorgeous and it smells like heaven. We plan to visit again.

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Kelvin Reed
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Hiking

A very walk.

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C&A Poco
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Walking

A pretty fall walk. Still some lily flowers and giant pads in early November, but no mosquitos or humidity. Certainly not a hike, but a pleasant walk.

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C Dayb
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Walking
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Very flat. An easy walk, wouldn't even call it a hike. I went in November and despite there being no summer flowers in bloom it was a fun time and neat to see in the fall. I enjoyed it!

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Rachel Wells
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Ila Hercules
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Jeff Tisdale
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Spencer Enderle
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Andrew Jacob
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Maddy214 Singer
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Daniel Martin
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