District of Columbia

Find local adventures, unique places to stay, and guided adventure tours in DC.

Top Adventures in District of Columbia

  • Hike Through Rock Creek Park

    This is primarily a dirt trail, which is pretty rare and fantastic for hiking and trail-running. Depending on where you exactly start, it's roughly 4.5 miles, so it's a pretty moderate hike/ run or almost 10miles if you do the out and back. There ...

    9 miles 450 ft gain

  • Hike the Soapstone Valley Trail

    This is an out-and-back trail that starts and ends on different roads, but you will have better luck parking on Albemarle Street NW (where I have indicated the trailhead is on the map). This is a long street with plenty of street parking, just pay...

    2 miles

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

    Park on the road adjacent to the canal as indicated on the map (see below). This is a popular trail which is dog friendly and accessible year-round. Photos: Chris DiGiamo, Christopher Eliot, Fritz Flohr Reynolds

    6.28 miles 141 ft gain

  • Visit the National Mall in Washington D.C.

    Everyone has so many things on their plates these days that take all their time up. It is hard to get away for adventures or to experience new things. The National Mall in Washington D.C. is within an hour from millions of people on the East Coast...

    7 miles

  • Visit Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

    The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are a unique spot in Washington, D.C. The grounds are full of ponds, boardwalks, and a trail that connects you to the Anacostia River Trail. The main draw of this park are the ponds full of lotus flowers. During the ...

    1.5 miles

  • Photograph Sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial

    Located on the far-west portion of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. stands the Lincoln Memorial. At almost 100 feet tall, this majestic structure overlooks the reflecting pool and offers an iconic view of the Washington Monument.  Parking is ...

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Washington, District of Columbia

      Rock Creek Park Group Picnic Areas

      Overview Eight group picnic areas in Rock Creek Park are available for advance reservation from May through October. These picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis from Novemb...

    • Washington, District of Columbia

      Hains Point Picnic Area (East Potomac Park)

      Overview Hains Point Picnic Areas are located in East Potomac Park. Reservations for picnic areas (A, B, C, D) are required seven days a week (Sunday through Saturday) all year-round. Recreation H...

    • Washington, District of Columbia

      Fort Dupont Park Picnic Areas

      Overview Fort Dupont Park has three picnic areas that can be reserved for use by groups from spring to fall each year. There are also picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis. R...

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