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Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve Trail

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
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Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 5' 2 m
Low: 1' 0 m

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Trail shared by Dave Beck

Short run on doubletrack trail and boardwalk along the Potomac River with great views.

Dave Beck

Features Birding · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Public restrooms may be available in the George Washington Memorial Park before you get on the trail. You'll need to park in the park and head over to the trailhead.

Description

This is an easy out-and-back run. Expect to see wildlife such as herons and eagles. I wasn't on the trail for 100 yards when a pair of bald eagles flew over the treetops. There are lots of wildflowers and butterflies along the way. It would be a good trail for families with small children. It ends at a boardwalk and viewing platform with views of National Harbor across the river and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge up river.

Flora & Fauna

You have a good chance of seeing eagles, herons, and other birds and you'll see lots of wildflowers in the warmer seasons.

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View from the end of the boardwalk.
Sep 10, 2019 near Belle H…, VA
Wildflowers along the boardwalk.
Sep 10, 2019 near Belle H…, VA
Dyke Marsh Trail
Sep 10, 2019 near Belle H…, VA
Bald Eagle circling overhead.
Sep 10, 2019 near Belle H…, VA
Woodrow Wilson Bridge up the Potomac River.
Sep 10, 2019 near Belle H…, VA

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