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Fort Dupont Park

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9.9 Miles 15.9 Kilometers


35%

Singletrack

583' 178 m

Ascent

-583' -178 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

266' 81 m

High

57' 17 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 7 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud: Again there are downed limbs in the trail. Some you can ride over, some you cannot. History

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The most commonly used trails in Fort Dupont Park in the Anacostia section of Washington D.C.

Raymond Crew

Dogs Leashed

Features -none-

Family Friendly Easy trails, easy to follow.

Daytime only. No e-bikes.

Overview

One of the most popular routes on the gravel bike paths in Fort Dupont Park.

Need to Know

A few of the wooden bridges can be very slippery when wet.

Bring bug spray.

Description

The majority of the trails in Fort Dupont are gravel bike paths with very few tricky obstacles. A few sections are bare soil that are a little more challenging. Also, there are many sections with annoying water bars that can easily pinch-flat tires if ridden poorly. At times, the leaves and nuts can build up badly, but are never more than just annoying.

This out-and-back ride has some hills but most are rolling, and nothing is too steep. The majority of the ride is on the Fort Circle Park Hiker - Biker Trail which passes near many DC Civil War forts.

History & Background

Fort DuPont Park is a 376-acre (1.52 km2) wooded park under the management of the National Park Service located in Washington, DC. The name of the park comes from the old Civil War earthwork fort that lies within the park. The fort was one of several designed to defend Washington from a Confederate attack during the Civil War. There are few remains of the actual fortifications.

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Aug 11, 2018
Shaughn Bryant
Nice Balance of Ups and Downs. A few Downed Trees in the trail but theres about 3 or 4 that are rollable which make it fun.
May 6, 2018
Jane J
Bit scrappy. Ewan’s first wipe out! 6mi
Apr 21, 2018
Cesar Mendoza
Oct 12, 2017
Nathan Mendel
Sep 9, 2016
Liz Gooch
May 2, 2016
Nathaniel Pawelczyk

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I am Tourist here in Washington DC. I was looking for biking opportunities and have found this page. please can anyone advise me on how do i join this ride. do i need my own bike or is there any club i can join. Jun 7, 2018

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