• Feet in the Street!

    Fort Dupont Park

    District of Columbia

Trail Improvements

2013 will see major improvements on the Fort Dupont Park trail system. Fort Dupont Park offers over 10 miles of trails to its visitors. The seven mile long Hiker/Biker Trail connects six Civil War earthwork fortifications for mountain bikers and hikers to learn about the rich history of the Civil War Defenses of Washington while exercising in a beautiful mature forested park.

Did You Know?

Mountain Laurel

Every spring visitors to Fort Dupont Park experience the re-birth of several beautiful wildflowers, shrubs and trees, including the Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia L.) shown to the left. Mountain Laurel likes to grow in the Park's upland region along the ridge line in several civil war sites in and around the park. More...