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Hike the C&O Canal Towpath: Carderock to Great Falls

Washington, District of Columbia

4.5
6.28 mi / 141 ft gain

Visit the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Washington, District of Columbia

4.6
7 mi

Photograph Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District of Columbia

4.8

Bike the Mt. Vernon Trail

Arlington, Virginia

5.0
14 mi

Hike the Potomac Heritage Trail to Chain Bridge

Arlington, Virginia

5.0
8.4 mi / 300 ft gain

Hike Theodore Roosevelt Island

Arlington, Virginia

4.3
2 mi

Hike Through Rock Creek Park

Washington, District of Columbia

3.3
9 mi / 450 ft gain

Hike the Soapstone Valley Trail

Washington, District of Columbia

4.0
2 mi

Potomac Overlook Trail

Arlington, Virginia

1.01 mi / 49 ft gain

Places to stay

Washington, Virginia

Parkway Drive Volleyball Courts

Washington, District of Columbia

Hains Point Picnic Area (East Potomac Park)

Washington, District of Columbia

Rock Creek Park Group Picnic Areas

Washington, District of Columbia

Fort Dupont Park Picnic Areas

Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt Campground

Greenbelt, Maryland

Greenbelt Park Picnic Areas

Guides and stories

How the Outdoors Won in the Recent Spending Bill

Outdoor Alliance

7 Sunrise Photos from Virginia's Historic Leesylvania State Park

Nick Palastro

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