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Address: 1100 Ohio Drive Southwest, Washington DC, DC 20242
Phone Number: 202 619 7222

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A Good Place to Get Away From the Crowds

Having walked most of Washington centre, the Mall and Georgetown many times, Hains Point was a good solitary walk on a blustery but sunny day. Taking the trail from the end of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Mel B
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having walked most of Washington centre, the Mall and Georgetown many times, Hains Point was a good solitary walk on a blustery but sunny day. Taking the trail from the end of the Tidal Basin, by the bridge you set off parallel to the river all the way. The walk is right next to the water and although you may... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

In a hard-to-drive-to section of Southeast DC, Hain's Point is a long, grassy park that attracts mostly local families & young people out for a picnic, biking, jogging, a pick-up game, or simply to while away a weekend afternoon. It used to have The Awakening, a sculpture designed to look like a giant trapped underground with only his contorted hands... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I used to live in DC, so went to see the Awakening at Hains Point and was disappointed to learn it has been moved to a new place. The website did not mention this detail. Anyway, it was still great to see this part which is less known among the tourists and frequented by the locals.

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Reston, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This could be a lovely walk but the trail (sidewalk) has been neglected and there are holes in many many places. It looks like it's ready to collapse (and in one place it had) into the river. I did not enjoy and would not go again.

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Thank Pat G
Hagerstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The friend that I was in DC with for the day had seen pictures of an awesome sculpture on Haines Point. So we decided to walk around the point. The walk was invigorating and the views were gorgeous. Planes, fishermen, boats, people, water, animals. What a wonderful place to walk. However, we were disappointed that the website that she had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very little is available on the SW Waterfront these days. The historic Fish Market is still open. Jenny's Restaurant was shut down for the building to be demolished but is scheduled to open in the old Channel Inn soon. The Capital Yacht Club has relocated to the old Channel Inn but everything else along Water Street is under construction. You... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Fabulous location to bike, run, walk or just plane and people watch. I live in Southwest DC and am able to love it Spring, Summer, and Fall - not so much winter....😜

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

My son had a rugby match at the tip of the peninsula at hains point. What a great green space in Washington, D.C. So many bikers, walkers, families, cookouts. Boats going up and down the potomac while rugby going on. They even have a nice playground with restroom facilities Definitely a nice place to bike or walk on a Saturday... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Great view of the river and nice place for a spring walk when the trees are in bloom. Go early to avoid crowds expecially on the weekends.

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Thank Gigi T
Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The only reasons to go to Hains Point are to golf (if you have lots of money), admire the view of National Airport, and run during races (Marine Corps Marathon, Cherry Blossom 10-miler, Jingle Bell Dash, etc.). Jogging on your own is a pain because you're dodging traffic. This place needs to be overhauled or turned into some giant memorial.

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