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Potomac Overlook Regional Park

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Address: 2845 Marcey Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-5235
Phone Number: 703 528 5406
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Easy Trails

This is a very pretty park with short, well maintained trails. Yes the overlook is closed. You really cant see anything. But the trails are great and they seem to have alot to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2016
Shauna P
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a very pretty park with short, well maintained trails. Yes the overlook is closed. You really cant see anything. But the trails are great and they seem to have alot to offer overall.

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

This park is popular with walkers and dog owners. There really isn't much "there" there, and, contrary to what the name of the park might suggest, there is no longer access to the Potomac River overlook area. Facility has a small visitor center, not much parking,and a few woodsy trails. I do like the owls and other birds of prey... More 

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Thank Zipdedoo
Mid-Atlantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

ok, sure, part of the loop is Military Rd & Pollard St- but the sidewalk / street part makes up only about a quarter of the hike, and that way you avoid the out and back. And other reviewers noted that trees obscure the view; well, go in the winter and early spring, and there are plenty of views! I... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Quaint park with multiple trails for hikers of all abilities to enjoy. Lots of information for children. We saw numerous happy dogs on trail. Great for the the whole family.

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Thank JackandResh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Very nice views and relaxing to take a walk or run. Peaceful to visit and lots of ducks around to see.

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Thank Lennexmom
Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

It may not be a great deal to some people but for me that was my first close encounter with two beavers. I have always admired beavers so seeing them in action, when I know that many of my Uncle's neighbors don't really like them because of the damage they may cause to some, was a great experience. So thank... More 

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Thank Dulce W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

There is even a sign noting that there is nothing to overlook. No point in coming here, although it is a convenient point to start a hike along the Potomac.

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Thank Anthony-Susan
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

This scenic overlook park is nicely situated beside the Potomac, and it's a romantic place to hike and take in the nature around yourself. I loved that we discovered it for ourselves in the fall!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My wife and I went here for a walk. It was still quite nice (nice trees, walkways, and lots of animals), but the overlook is gone! You can't see the river anymore! So a bit disappointing...

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Thank Willem K
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

barely escaped being swallowed up by suburbia, this green space has decent birding and a few trails that overlook rivver

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