National Arboretum: West Side [CLOSED]

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National Arboretum

National Arboretum: West Side [CLOSED] is a 2.6 mile 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 hiking, walking, running, 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: 246 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

running

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

Please note certain portions of the route may be closed due to bald eagle nesting.

walking
4 months ago

My favorite place! Very hilly and a good challenge in several spots. Beautiful trees and flowers all four seasons. Trails near the eagles nest and across from the columns. I’ve seen eagles, hawks, fox, deer, ground hog many other birds. You can put in four miles by walking the perimeter. Capital bikes available on the R St. main entrance. The visitors center is very nice with very clean bathrooms, and live stream of the eagles nest! Not sure who wouldn’t appreciate this beautiful place.

hiking
8 months ago

Great garden, lots of beautiful plants and sights

hiking
8 months ago

I take my dog here for a nice walk all the time. I live in the city so it’s a nice little trail to walk on the weekend. Easy walk and cool views looking back into DC from the island.

hiking
off trail
8 months ago

hiking
Sun Mar 31 2019

Another poorly marked trail brought to you by the national Park service. Cannot identify the trails anywhere.

hiking
closed
Fri Mar 29 2019

hiking
closed
Fri Mar 29 2019

Trail going up Mt. Hamilton is closed for the nesting bald eagle. We went different route in respect for its privacy. Check Arboretum web site for more info.

Mon Mar 18 2019

Very nice hidden gem of DC with a solid botanical garden to explore

hiking
Thu Nov 15 2018

Great walk. Enjoyed the bonsai garden. Free parking!

Tue Nov 06 2018

Great scenery that changes with the seasons. Great for seeing small rabbits and deers.

Fri Dec 01 2017

2/3 pavement ... some hills ... great company!

hiking
Sat Apr 15 2017

Sun Nov 06 2016

Go during the Fall. It's ridiculously pretty.

Mon Oct 10 2016

Easy and beautiful walk

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