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Best Trails in District of Columbia

National Mall Trail

Washington, DC

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National Mall Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked loop 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.

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National Mall Trail
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Great way to see the monuments and museums around the National Mall.

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Potomac Heritage Trail and C&O Canal Towpath - Key Chain Loop
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30 Completed 9 Reviews

This was our first visit to the Turkey Run portion of the Potomac Heritage trail area. While not a longer trek, seeing the area in the late winter time frame was well worth the time. The high water levels--and the obviously powerful current therein, was impressive. So to was the abundance of quartzite formations littering the place. The trails are rugged, well marked and diverse. The proximity to the ranger station and bathrooms (closed due to the season) are pluses. The little picnic area by the parking lot could use some gussying up, but that's just a style point. All in all, my son and I loved it. We'll do it again!

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National Mall Trail
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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Park
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

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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National Mall Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews