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hiking
22 hours ago

hiking
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hiking
5 days ago

Fun trail, poorly labelled. We had a great lunch sitting on the rocks by the rapids about a third of the way through (we started from the south). Be sure to check out Pulpit Rock and the views from there! We started on this trail and then walked down Western Ridge at the north point (for about 9mi total).

Nice moderate trail, but very poorly marked. We met several other hikers on our way and no one knew where they were going.

trail running
7 days ago

Nice trail with a fair amount of shade which helps on a summer day when it hits 90!

hiking
7 days ago

Great place to learn a lot of history. Very interesting.

A definite must do. Very interesting.

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.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful trail, but poorly marked trails/trail maps.

Short, easy loop with a spot to go into the creek. Lots of shade.

walking
18 days ago

road biking
18 days ago

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

Always a great stroll especially during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

road biking
18 days ago

road biking
19 days ago

great ride with the family