Walking Tour of Monuments and Memorials is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, road biking, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
101 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving

walking

paved

river

views

city walk

historic site

A scenic walk from the White House, along the National Mall, around the Tidal Basin to the Capitol This is a great way to see all of the Monuments and Memorials of Washington DC, each unique and important in its own way. The walk starts at the White House and continues through the National Mall, along the Reflecting Pool, around the Tidal Basin, and eventually ends at the US Capitol Building and Supreme Court. This tour will take you through many significant eras in the history of the United States, including the Revolutionary War, Vietnam War, Korean War, World War II, past several memories to inspiring presidents such as Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Jefferson, and past all three branches of government. On top of that, it is a scenic walk and quite relaxing depending on the time of year and the weather. After completing this walk, you will have seen most of the tourist destinations in Washington DC (other than the museums that surround the National Mall).

walking
20 days ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Great walking trip. Coming from someone who does zero exercise usually, it’s a very easy and enjoyable hike. In total it took myself and my parents roughly 5 hours to see everything (including loo breaks and refreshments) over a course of 7 Miles. There was flooding around the Tidal Basin sidewalks so we had to detour slightly further out. But the views are simply stunning. However it was a very humid hot day which did take its toll!

3 months ago

Definately worth the trip, I would have preferred running in the evening or early morning. The area was very crowded with tourists, wish there hadn't been protestors at the white house but some people don't care if they're ruining the experiences of others.

3 months ago

DC is gorgeous in the fall. Summer is hot. Spring is crowded.

3 months ago

The best hike to see all the Memorials and White House. Very easy, gets rather crowded at times. If you go during summer bring water and keep children/pets hydrated. Take your time, it's an enjoyable way to visit our Nation's History.

hiking
4 months ago

This is a wonderful area to walk around and see all the memorials and history. I did this walk with my father when I was a youngster; however, the views did not get old the second time around, even in the 95 degree heat.

After this visit, we drove to Shenandoah National Park located approximately 1 1/2 hours away! Although drastically different, both are well worth your time.

walking
4 months ago

Awesome views & scenery; photo ops as well!

4 months ago

Walked this today. Great hike to beautiful and moving memorial. My favorite were the memorials around the basin.

walking
4 months ago

While this is a hot and very humid hike in the summer, it is an awesome and rewarding walk touching on our nation's history. Well worth the time for anyone wanting to see what DC has to offer.

5 months ago

Nice hike, you get to see all of the historical buildings and monuments throughout Washington DC. just make sure not to go on a super hot day like I did lol

walking
8 months ago

Nice urban hike. We went during a rainy day with heavy fog which created deep and wide puddles. The area around the walkways was really muddy. We were not wearing the right shoes for it. Nevertheless, beautiful views of the monuments. Easy walk.

hiking
10 months ago

Great walk to all the monuments.

11 months ago

Good tour

Monday, November 06, 2017

Great views absolutely beautiful. Lots of traffic and touristy but worth it.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

It's always a pleasure to walk the mall

walking
Thursday, August 03, 2017

Went to D.C. For vacation, this was the highlight of my trip. The monuments are fantastic, it's amazing to be up close to our national history. Everything is in walking distance which is great. Only downside is the tourist, far too many people, especially if your trying to get a decent photo. Little bit of advice, go at night, less people and the lighting on the monuments look much better.

walking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

A definite must do. Very interesting.

walking
Thursday, July 06, 2017

Always a great stroll especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

walking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

In the middle of July, dress light and put on your favorite walking shoes. The walk can be exhausting with so much historical sight seeing and crowd managing. It's a great educational walk in regards to wanting to see how our country's government began. The integration of metro city life with traditional architectural buildings and garden life makes for a full day.

walking
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

What's not to love about this scenic walk to the DC monuments? Perfect for walking or running!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Awful. Feel like I just got a tour of all the Starbucks in DC. Saw 2 monuments. Awful!!!!

hiking
Saturday, April 01, 2017

It's an incredible walk, but most definitely stop at the botanic gardens.

walking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

alot of free museums. botanical gardens is my favorite!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

It was a great walk. And the kids loved it ❤great views and food trucks everywhere close to White House and Lincoln memorial

walking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

Mixture of when I was a kid and when I was at my job's headquarters close to the Washington Monument.

walking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Fall and winter, once the tourists are gone, the mall is a great place for dog walking.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

great walk to look at all the monuments of DC!

walking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Great way to see everything. If you love history and our country, these places are a must see!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Got to do it

Sunday, July 10, 2016

great being able to see everything in DC

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