District of Columbia - Outdoor Activities

District of Columbia has approximately 151 trails, including 84 for walking and 81 hiking trails. These trails range from 0 to 184.5 miles in length. The most popular trails are United States National Arboretum, Capital Crescent Trail: Fletcher's Cove to Georgetown Waterfront Park and Rock Creek Park: Northern Section. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in District of Columbia was Robert M. who completed Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: To Old Town Alexandria.

  • Rock Creek Park: Northern SectionView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    , DC

    •  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 hiking in a ...

  • Washington and Georgetown, D.C.View Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    , DC

    •  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 opportunities. ...

  • United States National ArboretumView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    , DC

    •  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 and is this book’s ...

  • Mount Vernon Trail Ramble: To Old Town AlexandriaView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    , DC

    • Road Biking  
    •  22 miles
    •  Guide

    On Sunday mornings I often slip away to points usually too crowded to enjoy intimately. My avenue for this furtive endeavor is the Mount Vernon ...

  • Rock Creek Park CruiseView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    , DC

    • Road Biking  
    •  15 miles
    •  Guide

    Rock Creek as a wandering little waterway making its shady way through the bustling urban center of the nation's capitol. Its gentle current ...

  • Potomac RiverView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    , DC

    • Fishing  
    •  Guide

    Short Take: Approximately 50 miles fishable for bass; tidal influence, hydrilla, shallow underwater cover, large tributaries. Unless they happen ...

  • Rock Creek Park Ramble: To Maryland and BackView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    , DC

    • Road Biking  
    •  27 miles
    •  Guide

    This ramble will take you on a journey out of the city and, seemingly, into the wilderness—all in the short span of the ride! The northern reaches ...

  • Rock Creek Park Ramble: D.C.View Trail Details

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    , DC

    • Road Biking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    Rock Creek Park is an oasis of nearly untarnished nature amid the hustle and bustle of the nation’s capital. Just a stone’s throw from the busy ...

  • Monuments on the Mall RambleView Trail Details

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    , DC

    • Road Biking  
    •  9.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This ramble offers riders the chance to take in some of the nation’s most hallowed monuments from the saddle. The route covers mostly flat terrain ...

  • Monuments on the Waterfront RambleView Trail Details

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    , DC

    • Road Biking  
    •  13 miles
    •  Guide

    This route combines human-made marvels with the natural beauty of the Potomac River and, for those fortunate enough to ride it in early April, ...

  • Normanstone TrailView Trail Details

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    Center Parking, DC

    •  0.5 miles

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

  • Custis TrailView Trail Details

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    Bon Air Park, DC

    •  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 long and begins at ...

  • Glover-Archbold Trail (Access Spur)View Trail Details

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    Glover-Archbold Park, DC

    •  0.1 miles

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

  • 1st Street Northeast CycletrackView Trail Details

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    Washington, DC

    •  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 begins at 42 feet ...

  • Kid's FarmView Trail Details

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    Washington, DC

    •  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 the entire trail ...

  • Woodland TrailView Trail Details

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    Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, DC

    •  0.3 miles

    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 ...

  • Whittier TrailView Trail Details

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    Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, DC

    •  0.2 miles

    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 ...

  • Anacostia Waterfront TrailView Trail Details

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    Anacostia Park , Section C, DC

    •  0.9 miles

    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 ...

  • Mount Vernon TrailView Trail Details

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    Lady Bird Johnson Park (Columbia Island), DC

    •  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 (Columbia Island) and ...

  • Butterfly GardenView Trail Details

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    Washington, DC

    •  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. Traveling the entire ...

  • Melvin Hazen TrailView Trail Details

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    Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, DC

    •  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 and Melvin Colvin ...

  • Think TankView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Washington, DC

    •  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 the entire trail ...

  • Whitehaven TrailView Trail Details

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    Glover-Archbold Park, DC

    •  1.4 miles

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

  • Great Falls ParkView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    , DC

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This ride's general location is 14 miles Northwest of Washington, D.C., along the Potomac River in suburban Fairfax County, Virginia. Scenery ...

  • Chesapeake & Ohio CanalView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    , DC

    •  Varies
    •  184.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Here's a ride for those slow-twitch muscle types who can ride on and on and on and on without so much as a need to stop and fill up the water ...

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