Best Trails Near Washington DC

Washington, DC has approximately 173 trails, including 104 hiking trails and 102 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 184.5 miles in length. The most popular trails are Mount Vernon Trail, United States National Arboretum and Rock Creek Park: Northern Section. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Washington, DC was Raman A. who completed Mount Vernon Trail.

  • Mount Vernon Trail

    4 Reviews

    Lady Bird Johnson Park (Columbia Island), DC

    Mount Vernon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Virginia. It is within Lady Bird Johnson Park (Columbia Island) and Gravelly Point Park. It is 4.8 miles long and begins ...
    •  4.8 miles

    Mount Vernon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Virginia. It is within Lady Bird Johnson Park ...

  • Rock Creek Park: Northern Section

    1 Reviews

    DC

    The hilly and little-used woodlands of Rock Creek Park’s northern section rank as one of Washington’s best venues for off-street hiking in a wilderness-tinged setting. This 6.8-mile hike consists ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The hilly and little-used woodlands of Rock Creek Park’s northern section rank as one of Washington’s best venues for off-street ...

  • Washington and Georgetown, D.C.

    1 Reviews

    DC

    There are more than one hundred points of interest in and around the Washington area, along with numerous theaters and cultural opportunities. Attractions include: US Capitol Building, Washington ...
    •  One day to several days
    •  Guide

    There are more than one hundred points of interest in and around the Washington area, along with numerous theaters and cultural ...

  • United States National Arboretum

    1 Reviews

    DC

    Tucked away in northeastern Washington, the United States National Arboretum ranks among the city’s finest outdoor treasures and is this book’s most botanically diverse hiking venue. Wedged between ...
    •  2.5-3 hours
    •  5.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Tucked away in northeastern Washington, the United States National Arboretum ranks among the city’s finest outdoor treasures ...

  • Monuments and Memorials

    1 Reviews

    DC

    From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, the west side of the National Mall is a walk through history. Visit these honored sites and discover a few surprises along the way. Certainly ...
    •  3 hours
    •  2.6 miles
    •  Guide

    From the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial, the west side of the National Mall is a walk through history. Visit ...

  • Rock Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    West Potomac Park, DC

    Rock Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, West Potomac Park, and ...
    •  5.0 miles

    Rock Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney ...

  • Teddy Roosevelt Side Trail

    0 Reviews

    Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, DC

    Teddy Roosevelt Side Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 131 feet altitude. ...
    •  0.2 miles

    Teddy Roosevelt Side Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney ...

  • Caring Coral

    0 Reviews

    DC

    Caring Coral is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 300 feet long and begins at 51 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Caring Coral is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 300 feet long and begins at 51 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Normanstone Trail

    0 Reviews

    Center Parking, DC

    Normanstone Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Center Parking, and Normanstone Parkway. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Normanstone Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Center ...

  • Custis Trail

    0 Reviews

    Bon Air Park, DC

    Custis Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Virginia. It is within Bon Air Park. It is 4.6 miles long and begins at 12 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.3 ...
    •  4.6 miles

    Custis Trail is a hiking and biking trail in District of Columbia and Virginia. It is within Bon Air Park. It is 4.6 miles ...

  • Glover-Archbold Trail (Access Spur)

    0 Reviews

    Glover-Archbold Park, DC

    Glover-Archbold Trail (Access Spur) is a hiking and horse trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Glover-Archbold Park. It is 357 feet long and begins at 179 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Glover-Archbold Trail (Access Spur) is a hiking and horse trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Glover-Archbold ...

  • 1st Street Northeast Cycletrack

    0 Reviews

    DC

    1st Street Northeast Cycletrack is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 42 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles ...
    •  0.6 miles

    1st Street Northeast Cycletrack is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 0.6 miles long and ...

  • Kid's Farm

    0 Reviews

    DC

    Kid's Farm is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 361 feet long and begins at 51 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 16 ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Kid's Farm is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 361 feet long and begins at 51 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Woodland Trail

    0 Reviews

    Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, DC

    Woodland Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 344 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  0.3 miles

    Woodland Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway. ...

  • Whittier Trail

    0 Reviews

    Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, DC

    Whittier Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 153 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  0.2 miles

    Whittier Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway. ...

  • Anacostia Waterfront Trail

    0 Reviews

    Anacostia Park , Section C, DC

    Anacostia Waterfront Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Anacostia Park , Section C. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 24 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Anacostia Waterfront Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Anacostia Park ...

  • Butterfly Garden

    0 Reviews

    DC

    Butterfly Garden is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 107 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Butterfly Garden is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 107 feet altitude. ...

  • Melvin Hazen Trail

    0 Reviews

    Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, DC

    Melvin Hazen Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway and Melvin Colvin Hazen Park. It is a mile long and begins at 263 ...
    •  1.0 miles

    Melvin Hazen Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway ...

  • Think Tank

    0 Reviews

    DC

    Think Tank is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 213 feet long and begins at 96 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2 ...
    •  0.0 miles

    Think Tank is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is 213 feet long and begins at 96 feet altitude. Traveling ...

  • Whitehaven Trail

    0 Reviews

    Glover-Archbold Park, DC

    Whitehaven Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Glover-Archbold Park, Dumbarton Oaks Park, Whitehaven Park, and Georgetown. It is 1.4 miles long and begins ...
    •  1.4 miles

    Whitehaven Trail is a hiking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Glover-Archbold Park, Dumbarton Oaks ...

  • Dupont-Georgetown-Cleveland Park Ramble

    0 Reviews

    DC

    If you could only block out the traffic, this would be the city ride that would make you forget you’re in the city, for these are both Washington’s leafiest and most affluent neighborhoods, each ...
    •  7 miles
    •  Guide

    If you could only block out the traffic, this would be the city ride that would make you forget you’re in the city, for these ...

  • C & O Canal Ramble: Georgetown to Great Falls

    0 Reviews

    DC

    This dirt ramble is a great escape and readily accessible from pretty much everywhere in the area. Mostly flat, it’s a very popular trail on weekends with families and Georgetown locals. Riding ...
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    This dirt ramble is a great escape and readily accessible from pretty much everywhere in the area. Mostly flat, it’s a very ...

  • National Arboretum Loop-de-Loop Ramble

    0 Reviews

    DC

    This ramble never ceases to amaze me—it’s different all year round. The ride is all within a small area and crosses back upon itself mazelike. Things bloom at every turn spring and summer long. ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This ramble never ceases to amaze me—it’s different all year round. The ride is all within a small area and crosses back ...

  • Sligo - Rock Creek Weekend Ramble

    0 Reviews

    DC

    Think quick escape. If you live in D.C., Bethesda, Silver Spring, or Takoma Park, you can do this ride without loading the roof rack or jumping on the subway. This is my after-gardening-but-before-dinner ...
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    Think quick escape. If you live in D.C., Bethesda, Silver Spring, or Takoma Park, you can do this ride without loading the ...

  • Upper Rock Creek Park Ramble

    0 Reviews

    DC

    The upper reaches of Rock Creek park are a natural paradise to the city cyclists. This ride is especially peaceful and traffic-free during the weekends when the park police close Beach Drive ...
    •  8.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The upper reaches of Rock Creek park are a natural paradise to the city cyclists. This ride is especially peaceful and traffic-free ...

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