The Best Trails in District of Columbia (United States)

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Photo of Blair- Creek Rock - Holocaust Museum Photo of Potomac Heritage Trail 10mi Photo of Georgetown (Washington D.C) to Great Falls
  • Potomac Heritage Trail 10mi

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    Trail Running
    near Highlands, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    9.96mi
    Elevation +
    394f
    TrailRank
    38| Rating 4.67
    Photo ofPotomac Heritage Trail 10mi Photo ofPotomac Heritage Trail 10mi Photo ofPotomac Heritage Trail 10mi

    10 mile loop on the Potomac Heritage Trail and the C&O Canal Towpath between the Key Bridge and the Chain Bridge. Be aware of some very technical sections on the PHT.

    Nice run around the river around DC. Easy to follow and well marked
    Ehxkixu
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  • Georgetown (Washington D.C) to Great Falls

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    Mountain Bike
    near Hells Bottom (historical), Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    27.85mi
    Elevation +
    253f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo ofGeorgetown (Washington D.C) to Great Falls Photo ofGeorgetown (Washington D.C) to Great Falls Photo ofGeorgetown (Washington D.C) to Great Falls

    Bike ride from Washington D.C. (Georgetown Waterfront Park) along the Potomac River to Great Falls (Maryland side)

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  • Washington DC

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Addison Heights, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    8.58nm
    Elevation +
    89f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofWashington DC Photo ofWashington DC Photo ofWashington DC

    Winter paddle on the Potomac River to see the Capitol from the water. Gravelly Point Park is a free launch ramp with bathrooms that is right across from Reagan National Airport. The planes literally fly right overhead to...

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  • Washington D.C. Spring Paddle

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    Kayak\/Canoe
    near Addison Heights, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    10.97nm
    Elevation +
    207f
    TrailRank
    28
    Photo ofWashington D.C. Spring Paddle Photo ofWashington D.C. Spring Paddle Photo ofWashington D.C. Spring Paddle

    80 degrees F in March! Beautiful day with many boat crews rowing on the river and the cherry blossoms in full bloom. We tried to get onto the old D&O canal through Rock Creek, but there was no way to traverse the first l...

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  • near Sauis Addition (historical), Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    5.24mi
    Elevation +
    197f
    TrailRank
    25
    Photo ofRock Creek bike ride Washington Tennis Center Photo ofRock Creek bike ride Washington Tennis Center Photo ofRock Creek bike ride Washington Tennis Center

    Rock creek Park bike ride to the bottom starting from Washington tennis center dropping downhill on street and riding twisting pedestrian only roads along creek.

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  • National Mall- Running Loop

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    Running
    near Rosslyn, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    9.31mi
    Elevation +
    167f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo ofNational Mall- Running Loop Photo ofNational Mall- Running Loop Photo ofNational Mall- Running Loop

    If you wanna take a quick tour around National Mall, this is one trail to do it. The route is not very hard, but long. I have run the route; you can walk through as well. If you are planning to run at sunset time, do not...

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  • Mt Vernon Trail May/2020

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    Road Bike
    near Hamburgh (historical), Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    35.99mi
    Elevation +
    627f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo ofMt Vernon Trail May/2020 Photo ofMt Vernon Trail May/2020

    A nice bike trail next to the Potomac, I did it on a road bike, Scatante R560. We started around 11 am from the Lincoln Memorial, stopped at Alexandria fro some water and kept on biking until reaching Mt. Vernon around 2...

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  • near Indian Rock Terrace, Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    9.77mi
    Elevation +
    23f
    TrailRank
    19

    Single track trail starting upstream of Georgetown. Winds along the river into Maryland. The trail moves on and off the C&O canal row path. Trail is flat and fast, no difficult features. Great 90 minute workout starting ...

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  • Rock Creek Forest

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    Hiking
    near Rock Creek Forest, Maryland (United States)
    Distance
    3.96mi
    Elevation +
    276f
    TrailRank
    19

    Walking in Rock Creek Park. Easy up and downhill plus crossing some runs on the way. Very easy and nice for dog walking.

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  • Carrera 'Capitol Hill Classic 10k'

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    Running
    near Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    105f
    TrailRank
    16

    Fecha: 16 Mayo 2010 Tiempo: 54:32 The course for the 10K starts out in front of Peabody Primary School. Runners head west around the corner of Stanton Park and then past the Supreme Court, the U.S. Capitol, and the L...

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  • Over the Bridges and Through the Zoo

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    Mountain Bike
    near Reston, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    57.35mi
    Elevation +
    3816f
    TrailRank
    16

    Scenic cycle route crossing the Potomac river and through the National Zoo. Includes a nice ride on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.

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  • Roosevelt Island

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    Hiking
    near Rosslyn, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    2.31mi
    Elevation +
    39f
    TrailRank
    14
    Photo ofRoosevelt Island

    Roosevelt Island has some pleasant trails for everyone. You can walk along the water or take the upper trails. All are easy for walking or running. Don’t miss the Roosevelt Memorial on top of the island.

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  • Whasington

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    Walking
    near East End, Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    4.26mi
    Elevation +
    820f
    TrailRank
    53
    Photo ofWhasington Photo ofWhasington Photo ofWhasington

    Recorrido peatonal desde el edificio del Capitolio hasta Dupont Circle, pasando bajo el imponente Monumento a George Whasington (el famoso obelisco) y el Monumento a Lincoln. Realizamos este paseo tras realizar una visit...

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  • Washington D.C.

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    Walking
    near Kalorama Heights, Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    43.66mi
    Elevation +
    636f
    TrailRank
    50| Rating 4.33
    Photo ofWashington D.C. Photo ofWashington D.C. Photo ofWashington D.C.

    28-7-2017.

    Really long right?
    Leonel Vaquero
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  • DC WAYMARKS

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    Unspecified
    near Alexandria, Virginia (United States)
    Distance
    14.18mi
    Elevation +
    318f
    TrailRank
    3

    NORTH SOUTH LINE EAST WEST LINE AND WASHINGTON DC STONES

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  • Washington, DC

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    Running
    near Franklin McPherson Square, Washington, D.C. (United States)
    Distance
    13.02mi
    Elevation +
    899f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo ofWashington, DC Photo ofWashington, DC Photo ofWashington, DC

    Running pel centre de Washington, DC per veure tot el més emblematic. Es una ruta circular, es de fàcil recorregut i 0 desnivell, pero el que ho fa una mica dificultòs es que pot arribar als 20km. Jo vaig decidir sorti...

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