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Tidal Basin and Hains Point is a 5.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 5.3 mi Elevation gain 29 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Snowshoeing

Walking

Running

Lake

River

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Note: As of July 2020, the tip of Haines point is blocked off for vehicles however it is still accessible for passive walk ins. Please check with the park page for more information.

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Joe Zwick
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Mountain biking

Nice bike trail with great views of the Potomac and the tidal basin. Also goes right by the Roosevelt memorial. Would be best during cherry blossom season but always beautiful. Currently the roads are closed to cars going towards Haines Point which makes the road less crowded for walking and biking.

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Darron Queen
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Hiking

Nice ride. The tip of Haines point is blocked off for vehicles, so the road is perfect for biking walking running etc. beautiful views of Virginia and Washington DC

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Juliana Sierra
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Dimone Long
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Hiking

Nice peaceful loop. Due COVID19 there is no place to park.

Austin Edsall
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WalkingClosedOff trail
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Kami Kraft
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HikingWashed out

Decent walk circling Haines Point. The sea wall is damaged and closed in several spots but otherwise the scenery is nice.

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Jun L
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Running

Quiet and beautiful.

Phill Wadsworth
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Hiking

Blossoms are out. Lots of people

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Julene Irwin
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Hiking

Easy nice walk around the National Monuments but East Potomac Park is a mess. The sidewalks are covered in mud and underwater. The parts of the sidewalk that are visible have dangerous holes in them and you can can see the river underneath.

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Kunthea Prum
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Walking

The Tidal Basin area now is my new favorite destination in Washington D.C. The view especially for the cherry blossom festival is absolutely incredible. We did the whole loop around the Tidal Basin before walking down to Hains Point so it was a long day but memorable. I especially like the view from the Jefferson Memorial.

Michael Boone
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Daniel Riley
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Hiking

It's most beautiful when the cherry blossoms are out, but the crowds are intense.

Brandon Henke
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Walking

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

Charlie Jones
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Hiking

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

Teresa M.
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Walking
Justin F.
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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

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

Jaclyn __
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Walking

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.

JTM Bartels
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Road biking
First to Review

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

Aseel Rajhi
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Road biking
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Jess Elder
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Road biking
Efi Kid
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Road biking
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John Daukas
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Mountain biking
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Jewel Marsh
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Hiking
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Who Dis
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Hiking
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Mark Schuermann
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Donna Cline
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Walking
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Judy Chung
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Hiking
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Jewel Marsh
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Hiking
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