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Fort Circle Parks Trail

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Length: 19.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Highland hiker-biker trail E of Anacostia R in Wash., DC.
State(s): District of Columbia
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Longitude: -76.94597
Latitude: 38.88648

Driving Directions

Fort Dupont Park is located in Southeast Washington, DC., east of the Anacostia River. It is not near Dupont Circle.

The Park is bounded by Minnesota Avenue to the west; Ely Place and Ridge Roads to the north; Alabama Avenue to the east; and Massachusetts Avenue to the south. The main driving entrances to the park are Fort Davis Drive and Ridge Road; Fort Davis Drive and Massachusetts Avenue; and Randle Circle and Fort Dupont Drive.

Description

Washington, D.C.'s Fort Circle Park Hiker-Biker Trail links some of the District's dozens of Civil War era forts (now national parks) that were built to defend the city from attack by the southern Rebels. The trail runs for 7 miles through a heavily forested greenbelt between Fort Mahan in the north and Fort Stanton in the south.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Gravel

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1971

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS - Fort Dupont Park
Website: American Trails Featured NRT

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
National Capitol Region
1100 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20242

 

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