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National Arboretum: East Side is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 232 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Stroller friendly Road biking Walking Running Partially paved Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Ger C
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Hiking

Nice breezy walk. Parts are paved mostly but also areas around the exhibits that are unpaved pathsin the vegetation. Pretty flower fields and the Columns views.

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Kate Melville
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Walking
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Ellen Schwenk Medlock
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Road biking

If you only have time for one side, this is the better one with more to see. The dwarf conifer section and Asian gardens do not allow access by bike. I rode and got off to access these sections. One other small section near the end is currently closed to the public. I cannot tell what is in that section. There are bike share bikes here for people that don’t have their own.

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Bruce Phillips
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HikingNo shade
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Liz Blakeley
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HikingMuddy

Not well marked since it’s part roads and part trails. Still fun even if it wasn’t clear.

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Buapn Sil
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Hiking

Trails not marked so confusing when not on streets

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D'TAY DA WILDBOi
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Kami Kraft
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HikingOff trail

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

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Sally Maier
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WalkingMuddy

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.

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Danny Alzamora
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great place..

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Courtnye Koivisto
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Walking
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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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Alex Velazquez
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Hiking
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Gary Blohm
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Hiking
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Wei Y Wang
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Hiking
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Ali Boyd
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Hiking
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Angelette Aviles
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Hiking
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Liz Blakeley
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Walking
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Saubeer Mann
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Hiking
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Adam Devaney
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Hiking
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doron hadar
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Hiking
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doron hadar
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Running
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Brendan Padellford
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Hiking
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Russell Zung
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Hiking
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Marisa Bourgoin
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Hiking
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Karen Naumann
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Hiking
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Torche -
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Hiking
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Jane Jiang
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Hiking
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Nikolai Lebedev
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Hiking
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Catherine Priser
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Hiking
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Jensen Law
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