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Evening fast walk around the monuments on the National Mall.
We will visit some of the lesser known spots as well as the usual highlights. This is an easy, though fast, walk around the mall. Route varies, but walk may include Smithsonian Castle, Washington monument, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, MLK memorial, tidal basin, Signers memorial, and my favorite, the Roosevelt memorial. Many people feel that the mall is at its most beautiful at night with the monuments lit. We walk fast, this is not a stroll. This is a walk- not a sight seeing tour. We stop very briefly, if at all, at the monuments, then move on. Where to Meet: In front of Smithsonian castle, Mall side, under the portico. (Roof covered entrance) We leave 6:15 sharp. Please be a few minutes early. Difficulty: Easy, although we do walk fast. If you can’t stay with the group I assume you can find your way back on your own. Distance: 5-6 miles Duration: 1-3/4 hours Scenery: National monuments, tourists, geese, pigeons, night squirrels. Trail surface: Some gravel, paving. Facilities: There are rest room facilities at various spots, we will stop as needed. Park Fees: none Elevation Gain: Nominal Dogs: No Metro: Smithsonian stop. Blue, Silver, Orange lines. There tends to be parking on Jefferson drive that opens up right at 6. meters active until 8pm. cost $2 per hour. Enforcement seems rare so far. Bringing a flashing light can be helpful. 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW, Washington, DC

Smithsonian Castle

1000 Jefferson Drive, SW · Washington, DC

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Welcome! Meet other local hiking enthusiasts to explore what our metropolitan area has to offer. It's our mission to visit some national parks in the country and international hiking destinations as well. If you're a nature lover who wants to take some time out of your busy life to get out in the woods and enjoy waterfalls, wild lives, and amazing views, you belong with this group. Enjoy life and stay in shape! Happy trails!

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