Columbia Island LBJ and Cherry Views

Washington, DC 20237

Columbia Island LBJ and Cherry Views

Columbia Island: LBJ and Cherry Views Professional Guide

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"LBJ had a hideaway. When the Vietnam War and other travails of the presidency tightened their grip, he escaped to Columbia Island for its placid Potomac River views. While the man-made island is no secret today, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove there remains serene and perhaps even more scenic since his namesake park was created to honor him."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC (Menasha Ridge Press)
Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper
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"Beginning at Theodore Roosevelt Island, this hike is a modified loop to maximize views and stops at points of interest along Columbia Island. Hidden in plain sight, the island lies on the Potomac River across from the Lincoln Memorial. Often mistaken for part of Virginia, it offers sweeping views of some of Washington’s most iconic landmarks. This hike is a 4.5-mile counterclockwise loop that follows much of the perimeter of the mostly flat island. It crosses heavily traveled and high-speed roadways, so be vigilant. Starting from the parking-lot trailhead at Theodore Roosevelt Island, march to the lot’s south end, and proceed on the mostly paved Mount Vernon Trail."

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Trail Information

Trail Type
Skill Level
3.5-4 hours