The National Mall

EASY 19 reviews

The National Mall is a 5 mile heavily trafficked 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 trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

snow

city walk

historic site

Highlights for families along the National Mall Put on your walking shoes and get ready to explore the National Mall. This is a quick, one-day itinerary for families who have just a little time in Washington, D.C., and want to get the most out of their trip. The tour includes plenty to keep children occupied, with a few historical and political tidbits in between. It is meant to span morning until lunch, but depending on your child's interest in some of the attractions it could take even longer. All attractions are absolutely free. This guide can be coupled with a second itinerary as well.

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

Definately worth the trip. Much more crowded than I would prefer, but what I expected.

hiking
3 months ago

Every time I visit DC, I always find something new while walking around the National Mall.

hiking
6 months ago

My HQ for 30 years was pretty close to the Washington Monument... Glad i'm retired!

hiking
7 months ago

Heh... it said “moderately trafficked.” I’d say more “extra heavily trafficked!” Good trail considering that it has many Monuments that the US takes pride in. Good that it’s free. Except for tickets to the top of the monument. Those are HARD to get.

hiking
8 months ago

Great sites to see. A lot of history.

hiking
9 months ago

a lot to see...

Saturday, August 05, 2017

The National Mall is always an inspiring destination with all its beautiful monuments and visitors from all over the world. It's a deceptively long walk (unless it's summertime with its infamous D.C. heat) as you often don't realize that you've walked miles just going from sight to sight. Fantastic way to share in America's history and also get some exercise!

walking
Monday, February 27, 2017

Nothing like visiting our nation's Capitol and the National Mall. Know that with everything to see you will walk more than just along the mall paths. You can spend hours inside the Air&Space Museum, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, and other sights. Two days of exploring might be a better bet. We really enjoyed it and still didn't see everything. Must visit for anyone in the world.

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walking
Saturday, September 02, 2017

walking
Thursday, July 06, 2017