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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Theodore Roosevelt Island is an 88.5 acre island in the Potomac River. It is maintained as a National Park and has various walking trails
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (39 reviews)
“walking trails” (13 reviews)
“easy hike” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington, VA 22211
+1 703-289-2500
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to go for a quiet walk on the Potomac. Make sure to take the swamp loop walk, half of which is on boardwalk.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away in the Potomac River, this island provides a mixture of different length walks and runs through lush woodland. Although it was early January and -11C when I had my walk, the wildlife still was plentiful. I should imagine a fantastic place to be...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Island is a unique item for American Cities. Right between Arlington and Washington, DC - in view of monuments, Georgetown, Arlington Cemetary and more is this very large Island that is great for a 20-minute or 45-minute walk with you special furry one. (It...More

Thank DCflyboy
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

From Spring through Fall, the parking lot for Teddy Roosevelt Island is always packed so I decided to go early on a cold day right after a rainy day. The parking lot was busier than I expected but the parking lot is also for those...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is a lovely monument in the middle of an island in the middle of the Potomac River. Access is from the Virginia side of the river near Rosslyn. It is a great chance to see wildlife and get a nice walk in the middle...More

Thank JaydeeHanson
Reviewed January 3, 2018

A great place from which to view Georgetown and take a hefty 45 minute walk -- even for a lunch break.

Thank Julia C
Reviewed October 31, 2017

...but you are actually in the middle of the Potomac! Unfortunately you are next to a freeway and under the traffic pattern of the planes landing at Reagan National Airport, so the ambience is less than ideal. But the forested island provides nice hiking trails...More

Thank 523SM523
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We headed to the island to attend parkrun on a Saturday morning. What an amazing place to walk around. Really nice trails to explore, lots of trees and not too many people about. There are no cars on the island at all, and access is...More

Thank epicmac
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

A great place for a walk right in the middle of the river. Lots of trails just watch out for bikes just after you leave the island.

Thank John C
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Arrived by Metro (Rosslyn) and via Mt Vernon Trial (bike and car can also take you to the bridge). It's a great little get-away place for runners and walkers. A plane flies over every few minutes (so that's why they don't live on this island...More

Thank lelantos0717
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Chrys B
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Carter H | Reviewed this property |
"Dogs are permitted on Theodore Roosevelt Island if they are wearing a leash no longer than 6 feet and the owner is holding the leash at all times."
Haley B
April 20, 2016|
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Response from Eva C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there's free parking right at the entrance, which is right off the George Washington Parkway (North bound).