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National Arboretum: East Side

MODERATE 30 reviews
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National Arboretum: East Side is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, birding, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 229 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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hiking
1 month ago

Trails not marked so confusing when not on streets

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3 months ago

A mix of paths through the woods and road trails... maybe best by bike but I walked 3 miles easily.

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muddy
6 months ago

Lots of nice side-trails off the main loop road. Unfortunately cars are allowed on the road that makes up much of this walk, so you do need to be alert.

Monday, July 02, 2018

great place..

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Great place to go for a run, ride your bike or walk. It's open almost every day of the year save for a few holidays. Pros: not many people go during late fall/winter so you'll have place to yourself during certain months. Zig zag trails hidden away almost feel like you're not in the middle of a city, picturesque and a great place to take photos. Cons:.l In the summer it's extremely crowded! Only open between 8am-5pm (* my biggest gripe since I like early morning or late afternoon runs), limited parking, security y sometimes closes back gate that leads to river earlier than that posted 4:30pm. I've been locked in twice!!! No joke! Luckily I had a cell on me both times and was able to call security and get them to come get me out.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Absolutely one of my favorite spots in DC! The Arboretum is beautiful year round and the East Side trail covers some of the best sections - the columns, Fern Valley, Asian Collections, and Conifer Collections.

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