The National Mall

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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

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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
1 day ago

Great place to visit. Take your time to enjoy the sights.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this with the family. It was busy, as is to be expected. It was cloudy and there was a cooling breeze. Got off course a couple of times to check things out and play the tourist.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Washington is a Great place to visit. you can see most everything by foot. Beautiful sites to take in!!

3 months ago

Shorter than the full National Monuments route as it skips the Jefferson Memorial, but still longer than you might expect. Bring hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water because the National Mall is huge!

hiking
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 2018

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

hiking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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

hiking
Thursday, March 01, 2018

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

hiking
Friday, February 09, 2018

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
Sunday, January 07, 2018

Great sites to see. A lot of history.

walking
Tuesday, January 02, 2018

hiking
Sunday, November 19, 2017

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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