Tidal Basin and Hains Point

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Tidal Basin and Hains Point is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

river

18 days ago

Definitely recommend going during the Cherry Blossom festival.. beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

The trail is great for walking or running. I've done this journey twice; once at night and once in the middle of a weekend day during the Cherry Blossom Festival. While the cherry blossoms are beautiful, the crowds are overwhelming. Our night walk of the tidal basin was very peaceful, and we only encountered a couple of people at each of the monuments/memorials. I wouldn't do the night time walk alone, however. This walk is one of my favorite things to do in DC, and is a great way to see some of the coolest spots in our nation's capital.

road biking
2 months ago

wonderful ride...a few pot holes, but it's DC:)

hiking
3 months ago

walking
6 months ago

6 months ago