Trail Run Project Logo

Washington, DC

Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!

Zoom in to see details
Map Key

111 mi 179 km of trail 9 Runs

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 49 Trails Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Visiting Tips

Most of the rides in this region are rideable all year round. The Frederick Watershed, Gambrel State Park, Emmitsburg, and trails in the George Washington National Forest tend to do better when conditions are wet in other area trails. MORE has a "trail status" page which is updated by local riders, please check it, or better yet, submit your trail reports to alert other users of trail conditions.
Area suggestions or local tips? Tell us!
Trail Run Project is built by runners like you.
Share what you know about this area with the community.

Gems in Washington, DC - 5

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Gems

gem Favorite TR Island Great Blue Heron 2

Swamp Trail Overlook

(6) Washing…, DC
gem Favorite Cascading fountain.

Meridian Hill Fountain

(8) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Catch a view of the sky

Planetarium Programs

(3) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Catch a view of the sky

Discovery Hunt

(1) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill

(6) Washington, DC

Runs in Washington, DC - 9

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Runs

Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate

Rock Creek Park Loop: Western Ridge to Valley Trails

8.8 mi 14.2 km • Loop • 484 ft Ascent 147.49 m Ascent

(23) Washington, DC
Favorite From Whitehaven Trail turnoff to Wesley Heights Trail to Battery Kimble
Easy/Intermediate

Glover-Archbold Trail

3.0 mi 4.9 km • Point to Point • 370 ft Ascent 112.89 m Ascent

(7) Washington, DC
Favorite Theodore Roosevelt
Easy/Intermediate

Roosevelt Island Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Out and Back • 36 ft Ascent 10.93 m Ascent

(16) Washing…, DC
Favorite Western Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate

Boulder Bridge Loop

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Loop • 270 ft Ascent 82.22 m Ascent

(8) Washington, DC
Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate

Valley Trail - Entire Length

5.4 mi 8.6 km • Point to Point • 293 ft Ascent 89.24 m Ascent

(6) Silver…, MD
Favorite Strolling through the National Arboretum.
Easy

National Arboretum Figure-Eight

2.0 mi 3.2 km • Loop • 209 ft Ascent 63.73 m Ascent

(1) Washington, DC
Favorite Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Easy

TRACK Trail

1.9 mi 3.1 km • Out and Back • 19 ft Ascent 5.66 m Ascent

(4) Washington, DC
Favorite Capitol stones in Rock Creek Park.
Easy/Intermediate

Rapids Bridge Loop

2.0 mi 3.1 km • Loop • 241 ft Ascent 73.47 m Ascent

(2) Washington, DC
Favorite White-tailed deer in Rock Creek Park.
Easy/Intermediate

Milkhouse Ford Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Loop • 253 ft Ascent 77.07 m Ascent

(1) Washington, DC

Trails in Washington, DC - 47

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Trails

7.3 mi 11.8 km #1Capitol Crescent Trail
Easy
Bethesda, MD
Easy
7.3 mi 11.8 km Bethesda, MD
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Custis Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
Easy/Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.8 km Washington, DC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Valley Trail - North
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Washington, DC
1.6 mi 2.5 km #4Black Horse Trail (South)
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Washington, DC
18.9 mi 30.4 km #5Mount Vernon Trail
Easy
Washington, D.C., DC
Easy
18.9 mi 30.4 km Washington, D.C., DC 13 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #6Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Silver Spring, MD
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Silver Spring, MD
2.1 mi 3.3 km #7Valley Trail - South
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Washington, DC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Battery-Kemble Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Washington, DC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Melvin C. Hazen Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Normanstone Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Washington, DC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Azalea Path
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.5 mi 0.8 km Washington, DC
0.7 mi 1.2 km #12Capitol Columns Loop
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.7 mi 1.2 km Washington, DC
1.8 mi 3.0 km #13Bike Trail #5 - Klingle Road Bridge South
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
1.8 mi 3.0 km Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #14Soapstone Valley Foot Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Washington, DC
9.7 mi 15.6 km #15Anacostia River Trail (East Bank)
Easy
Glassmanor, MD
Easy
9.7 mi 15.6 km Glassmanor, MD
9.2 mi 14.8 km #16Potomac Heritage NST Section
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
9.2 mi 14.8 km Washington, DC
1.4 mi 2.2 km #17Swamp Trail
Easy
Washington, D.C., DC
Easy
1.4 mi 2.2 km Washington, D.C., DC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #18Dumbarton Oaks Path
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Washington, DC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #19Battery-Kemble West Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Washington, DC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #20Piney Branch Foot Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Washington, DC

Photos of Washington, DC - 79

Trail Run Project is built by runners like you. Add Your Photos

Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
A massive Theodore Roosevelt greets you on your way into the park.
Jan 26, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Theodore Roosevelt
Jan 18, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Melvin Hazen Trail between Conn. Ave & Rock Creek Park. Several rock-hopping stream crossings required.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
BK West of Glover-Archbold Path connector
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Whitehave Trail Entrance runs along stream draining into Rock Creek. Frequent use by NPS Mounted Corps.
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Fork off Dumbarton Oaks Path joins Normanstone Trail connecting to Massachusettes Ave
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Heading south from Calvert Street Trail entrance
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC

Classes & Events Near You

Find More Classes and Events

Shop REI Adventures

Find More REI Adventures


Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running