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National Mall Trail

Washington, DC

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National Mall Trail is located near Washington, Washington, DC and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Rock Creek Park Bike Trail
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15 Completed 14 Reviews

A beautiful place for walking, biking, or just relaxing.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: To Old Town Alexandria
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12 Completed 11 Reviews

Biked this - fairly level, a few dips and rises here and there, but nothing horribly challenging. Just crowded as all get-out, especially as the weekend morning passed about 9 am-- and just got worse from there...So I would say go on a weekday or early morning, or just deal with the crowds.
Lots of water available at either end and in the middle at one of the rest stops.

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Glover-Archbold Trail
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12 Completed 11 Reviews

Hiked this last week. Very nice canopy of hardwoods kept late August temperatures down along the entire pathway. Saw a few deer, including a doe and fawn.
Connect from C&O via lit underpass under canal and Canal Road.
Saw a few people on the section nearest C&O canal, but very few on the upper portions. Very secluded and natural setting for an urban hike! A few street crossings, but fairly easy to pick up the path on the other side. At the upper end, go1 block east, then 3 blocks north on Wisconsin Ave to get to Tenleytown/AU metro (entrances from both sides of Wisconsin.)

Also connects to Battery-Kemble Park via the Wesley Heights Trail (signed); and there's an trail/onroad connection to Melvin C. Hazen trail as well (not signed).

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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31 Completed 4 Reviews

Great island with a lot of history (Mason Mansion remains, etc.) and wildlife. This is my after work hike and can be completed pretty quickly. Parking can be a pain at times depending on what time of the day you arrive. Great hike for families and dogs.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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5 Completed 3 Reviews

Easy trail with a monument in the center of the island. Great way to get to the outdoors without leaving the city.

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Rock Creek Trails
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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21 Completed 5 Reviews

The center of the island near the monuments is a nice place to take a picnic. The trail around the island gives you a different view of the city. It's lovely, just not what I'd call hiking.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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