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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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National Mall Trail
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12 Completed 13 Reviews

Walking the National Mall is a pleasure aside from rude tourists sometimes. I have no complaint. Everything is easily found, and there are directions to attractions on every corner.

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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Park
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very flat. An easy walk, wouldn't even call it a hike. I went in November and despite there being no summer flowers in bloom it was a fun time and neat to see in the fall. I enjoyed it!

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National Mall Trail
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8 Completed 6 Reviews

This is an excellent walk for tourists. It takes you past many of the Smithsonian museums, the major presidential monuments, and all of the important federal buildings. Seeing each of the stops along the trail could take you weeks if you were to fully explore each one, but the walk itself can be completed in a few hours. Bring your camera!

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Glover-Archbold Trail
by I.m. P.

162 Completed 177 Reviews

Cool trail in the city. Very easy. Connects from the canal area to Tenleytown. You can choose to go out and back for a total of 6 miles or catch the Metro in Tenleytown for 3.

Trail is pretty flat. Because of its ease there are many dog walkers, runners and families.

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Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: To Old Town Alexandria
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23 Completed 5 Reviews

Really enjoy running on this trail!!

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Rock Creek Park Bike Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I loved the trail...walking and running..I would do it again.

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Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: To Old Town Alexandria
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I had lots of fun running this trail. if you don't mind the bikes. great trail

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National Mall Trail
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29 Completed 33 Reviews

Good easy trail for everybody. There is history, entertainers, nature and plenty more on this walk. can be conjested at times but still worth the time

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Key Chain Loop
by MCV

Completed Reviews

This is a nice hike, but not dog friendly (unless you can carry your dog at times). There are a few steep rocky scrambles on the south side where our large dog had a very difficult time navigating. We would hike again, but not with our dog.

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Key Chain Loop
by andy

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