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Government Island Park Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

This is a nice, quiet trail, and is very easy/beginner-friendly and great for hikers young and old.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

26' 8 m

High

2' 1 m

Low

39' 12 m

Up

31' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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

Family Friendly A very easy trail with many spots to rest if needed that make this a great option for the whole family.

Description

This is a great trail for a family hike or if you just need to get out of the house. Government Island is a historic park that used to be a sandstone quarry utilized during construction of many monuments and buildings around Washington D.C.

The initial path out to the quarry is paved and bridges have been built over the marsh lands but once you get across the marsh, it is all dirt trail. Along the trail are many historic markers that coincide with nice views over the water.

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Dave Morelli

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Aquia Creek acts as a pleasant trailside companion in Government Island Park.
Mar 19, 2017 near Aquia H…, VA

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