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Swamp Trail

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Circumnavigate the swampy woods and cattail marsh in an urban oasis at Theodore Roosevelt Island.


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1.4

Miles

2.2

KM

Loop

20' 6 m

High

3' 1 m

Low

29' 9 m

Up

28' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy trail within driving, walking, and Metro distance of Washington, D.C. Parking available just a short distance from the trailhead off of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

No bicycles. Closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. year-round.

Description

From the trailhead after the tow bridge, head either left or right and keep the Potomac River over your shoulder. Follow the trail around the entirety of Theodore Roosevelt Island and view the swamp and marshes at several vantage points along the way. The trail is part pea gravel and part boardwalk but offers scenic views of the Potomac River, and Washington D.C. no matter which way you go.

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Shared By:

Joseph Gruber

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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TR Island Great Blue Heron 2
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Georgetown from TR Island
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Roosevelt Island Marsh
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
View from the north side of Roosevelt Island - 17 March 2019.
Mar 17, 2019 near Washing…, DC
Theodore Roosevelt Island scene
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Swamp Trail - Theodore Roosevelt Island.
Jan 21, 2016 near Washing…, DC

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Aug 17, 2019
David Dalton
With Shelby and Annie 1.4mi — 0h 40m
Jul 6, 2019
Brett Siefers
Mar 17, 2019
Caitlin X.
Apr 24, 2016
Charles Cummings
Jan 9, 2016
Joseph Gruber
1.4mi — 1h 00m