NPS Photo by Carol Highsmith
This easy 2.1 mile loop offers natural and cultural treasures. Circling the Tidal Basin, this trail provides views most in accordance with the tradition of hanami (blossom viewing). The puffy white blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees abound, creating a cloud like effect.
This 4.1 mile loop is well worth the trip !It is also a great opportunity to see many different species of cherry trees unlike anywhere else in the park.Stroll among the blossoms while taking in spectacular views of the Potomac River, Anacostia River, and the Washington Channel.Please watch your step as the path may contain some uneven pavement.
Experience the cherry trees in their monumental setting while visiting some of our national icons.This 2.7 mile Memorial Loop takes you through some of the park's memorials such as the Lincoln Memorial, and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, as well as some of the lesser-known places such as Constitution Gardens.See how the landscaping of the memorials and Japanese cherry trees complement one another and inspire people from all over the world.