Tidal Basin and Hains Point

MODERATE 12 reviews
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Tidal Basin and Hains Point is a 5.3 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
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

river

walking
17 days ago

Easy walk through the cherry blossoms and fishermen trying for catfish.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike this time of year. When I do this hike again, I will try to hike it when there are fewer people.

4 months ago

Not a nice marked trail path. Found myself constantly walking on grass/uneven pavement and sometimes losing what “may be” the trail. Scenery was beautiful though

7 months ago

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

walking
9 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
9 months ago

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

hiking
25 days ago

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hiking
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hiking
10 months ago

walking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017