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District of Columbia National Recreation Trails

The newest NRTs in District of Columbia:

NRTBrowse all National Recreation Trails in District of Columbia: There are 327.00 miles of NRTs in District of Columbia and 3 trails!

Visit District of Columbia's "Featured" National Recreational Trails for the most recently designated trail(s)

Visit the National Recreation Trails website to learn more about the NRT program and access over 1,200 NRTs from across the country

District of Columbia Bicycling and Mountain Biking


District of Columbia Equestrian Trails



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District of Columbia Greenways and Community Trails


District of Columbia Hiking Trails


    Hiking trail maps, hike descriptions, and Washington, D.C. topographic maps at

    The Wanderbirds Hiking Club, founded in 1934, is a non-profit, all volunteer club that organizes day hikes every Sunday, year round, for energetic folks in the Washington, DC area. You do not have to be a member of the Club to hike with us.

    The Capital Hiking Club offers trips as well as trail information at:

    The Potomac Appalachian Trail Club is dedicated to the upkeep and improvement of 970 miles of trails, 30 shelters, and 23 cabins in VA, MD, WV, PA, and DC:

    American Volkssport Association hosts year-round walking events; search by state

District of Columbia Long-Distance Trails


    The Great Allegheny Passage is the main line of a trail system running from the C&O Canal Towpath at Cumberland, Maryland, to the Forks of the Ohio River at Pittsburgh on a near-level rail-trail through the Allegheny Mountains:

    The Potomac Trail Council supports development of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, planned to run 425-miles between Chesapeake Bay and Allegheny Highlands in Western PA:

District of Columbia Off-Highway Vehicle Trails


District of Columbia Rail Trails and Canal Trails


District of Columbia Snow Trails


District of Columbia Waterway and Boating Trails



District of Columbia Statewide Advocacy and Resources


District of Columbia State Trails Program


District of Columbia Outdoor Recreation




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