At the edge of Georgetown University, the 3-mile Glover Archbold Trail is pawpular with students and DC residents and their dogs as a respite from the busy northwest neighborhood. Off-limits to bicycles and motorized vehicles, this is one of the safest and most chill places to walk your fur-baby. The trail travels through dense trees and across open, sunny fields, rocky streams and beds of bright sunflowers!
This furtastic trail in Arlington, Virginia covers 6 miles and can be accessed at the Mount Vernon Trail at Reagan National Airport. Named for the Four Mile Run valley, this trail has some features that may challenge you and your pooch along its wooded course. Creek crossings and steep, but short climbs, along with furscinating bends and twists, make it interesting for humans and canines alike! A perfect before or after work hike awaits!
The Capital Crescent Trail is one of the most popular in DC that stretches 11 miles from Bethesda, Maryland to Georgetown in the District. Its paved surface makes for a long, pleasant, easy hike on a former railway line. It features 6 bridges and the Dalecarlia Tunnel for variety! Be prepared for kids, bicycles and other pooches, especially on the weekends. It's best for laid-back pups who won't mind company, but any leashed dog is welcome!