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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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What was I thinking??? Way to city. There is lots to see and stop and do, but I would much rather be in the woods on a beautiful woodland trail with some water views. I must admit that the Smithsonian museums are great. The weather was okay for a walk.

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Potomac Heritage Trail and C&O Canal Towpath - Key Chain Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

On May 14, 2015, my son and I hiked on this great 10-mile Metro-accessible trail. Starting from Rosslyn, we hiked west along the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail between the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Potomac River. This is a very rugged but well marked trail that offers great views of both the River and numerous waterfalls created by the many small streams. Lots of wildlife too! We then crossed the Chain Bridge, hiked east along the C&O Canal Towpath, and stopped for lunch at Fletcher's Boat House. We finished our journey by crossing the Key Bridge back to where we started in Rosslyn less than six hours ago. A fantastic day!

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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11 Completed 5 Reviews

actually did this trail last summer. great getaway in DC - great place to run.

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Rock Creek Park Bike Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Hard to beat all the dedicated biking trails in the area.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I found it really surprising that since it had been many years since visiting the island, that I always thought it was so complicated to get to the center where Roosevelt's statue is. After crossing the bridge, going relatively straight thru the wooded trail directly across from the bridge will lead you to it. What was so hard about that? lol

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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14 Completed 3 Reviews

Short but nice change of pace for DC run. Didn't expect an actual trail and I thought it was fun. Not challenging for a hike. Little bit of nature in a city

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Rock Creek Trails
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Can't beat it for a quick escape in the city. Trails range from rocky footpaths to paved roads along the creek. Great trails to bring the dog on too! Easy parking right at the trailheads.

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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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17 Completed 14 Reviews

This is one of those "check that box" trails people should do. No great views or real trail interest, but some random memorial to FDR, the creator of The New Deal. There is plenty to do if you're into collecting water samples.

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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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