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January
19

Walking Trails Near DCOur real estate agents love the serenity that winter brings to the area. Don't spend all season inside! Break a sweat on these great walking trails in and around Washington DC.

  1. Rock Creek Trail — 1730 Juniper St. NW, Washington, DC 20012
    Rock Creek Park is one of our favorite parks to explore, and if you haven't been before, we suggest beginning at the Juniper Trailhead of the Rock Creek Trail. If you're bringing the kids or your four-legged friend, there are plenty of great spaces along the creek to sit and relax. If you're headed in deeper for a hike, you'll love the serenity of the many secluded areas.


  2. Fort Circle Park — Naylor Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020
    Fort Circle Park includes the National Recreation Trail, a nearly 8-mile rail-trail that once connected Civil War-era forts to the heart of Washington DC. This trail is fantastic for a brisk walk or run, especially for those training for marathons and races. As you race past forts and monuments, you gain an appreciation for the beauty and history of the area.


  3. Klingle Valley Trail — 2050-2058 Klingle Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20010
    One of the newer trails in the DC area, the Klingle Valley Trail was completed in 2017. This trail stretches from just south of the Tregaron Conservancy to the trailhead just north of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. The Klingle Valley Trail also connects to the Rock Creek Park Multi-use Trail if you want to extend your walk or run as far as you can push it.


  4. Glover-Archbold Trail — Wisconsin Ave/Foxhall Rd., Washington, DC 20016
    Are you a student at Georgetown University looking to get fit around campus? The Glover-Archbold Trail links Tenleytown and Georgetown, giving you a bit of a break from the city without taking you out into the forests. Just under six-miles long, it's a moderately trafficked trail that's great for all skill levels, including leashed dogs who want a little room to run.


  5. Dumbarton Oaks Park — 3100 R. St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
    Not far from the Glover-Archbold Trail, Dumbarton Oaks Park offers another great place to go for a walk near DC. Paths wind you through pristine gardens where you'll forget that you're so close to Georgetown.


  6. Washington Monument Grounds — 130 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
    One of the best parts of living in Washington DC is that you can literally walk through history anytime you please. We love taking strolls around the Washington Monument Grounds, doing laps around the Mall, and admiring the views as the sun sets. Whether Washington DC is your hometown or if you're new to the area, a walk around the Washington Monument Grounds is an absolute must.

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