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National Mall Trail

Washington, DC

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Road Biking

National Mall Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Washington, DC that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and road biking and is accessible from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Woods Trail
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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Park
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A pretty fall walk. Still some lily flowers and giant pads in early November, but no mosquitos or humidity. Certainly not a hike, but a pleasant walk.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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An easy trail for a mild afternoon dog walking session or a light jog. Some cool side trails that go down to the water, too

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Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: To Old Town Alexandria
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Rode the trail, but started from home in Hyattsville, MD through DC and on the way to Jones Point Park. Nice trail, but can become very crowded, as others have stated.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It's a beautiful piece of land that I've been to many times before. Pretty easy and not crowded if you go on off days. Nice to enjoy and kayak watch while hanging out on a down tree or big rock right on the water.

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Rock Creek Park Bike Trail
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15 Completed 15 Reviews

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

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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.