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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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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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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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Theodore Roosevelt Island
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28 Completed 6 Reviews

The woods are very nice and the trail is well kept but the trail is relatively boring and very crowded. No noticeable gain and filled with road noise as well as constant airplane noise due to being directly underneath Reagan National's flight path. This is a great easy hike for families with young kids who live nearby but nothing to write home about.

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