Plan Your Visit - Fort Hunt Park

Things to Do:

1. Year-Round:

Bicycling and Hiking:

From sunrise to sunset, you can explore one of 3 easy hiking trails in Fort Hunt Park:

  • Mount Vernon Trail (Length: 37.2 mi.): This family-friendly, paved trail runs from beautiful Mount Vernon, George Washington's home, to the stunning monuments of Washington D.C. Whether visiting during spring, summer, winter, or fall, visitors will see some gorgeous riverfront scenery and enjoy some unique and interesting stops along the way. Learn more about Mount Vernon Trail.
  • Fort Hunt Park Main Loop (Length: 1.3 mi.): This route is shared with one-way motor vehicle traffic and heads around the full loop at Fort Hunt Park. There is plenty of car parking. This is a popular trail for road biking, running, and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are March through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.
  • Fort Hunt Park Short Trail (Length: 0.8 mi.): This trail is a good family-friendly outing. This loop is in a quieter part of Fort Hunt Park. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.
Fort Hunt 3 Trails


From sunrise to sunset, you can recreate on several large fields, picnic, and bring your own grill (see below for grill safety). Some picnic areas require reservations. Learn more about Fort Hunt Reservation.

You can explore the outsides of Batteries Robinson, Sater, Porter, and Mount Vernon. The batteries are closed to the public because they were lined with asbestos during World War II and used to safeguard nitrate film roles from the National Archives.

Restrooms, water fountains, and trash cans are available year-round at Pavilion A and B. These are available for reservations. Area E also has restrooms and is available year-round, first-come, first-served.
Picnic at Fort Hunt

2. Spring through Fall

From April 1 through October 31, Areas A, B, C-1, C-2, C-3 and D are available for daytime reservations from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through Learn more about Fort Hunt Reservation.

3. June-August

In June, July, and August, there are free concerts at Fort Hunt’s Pavilion A on Sunday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Check out the schedule of events.


Fort Hunt Park is located on the George Washington Memorial Parkway between Alexandria, Virginia and the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

  • Address: 8999 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA22308
  • Telephone: 202-439-7325
  • By Car: Coming from the north or coming from the south on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, take the exit for Fort Hunt Park and follow signs to the park.
  • By Foot or Bicycle: From the Mount Vernon Trail turn onto Fort Hunt Road and follow signs to the park.
  • Fort Hunt Map (


For a complete list of rules, please read the Laws & Policies. The following regulations apply at Fort Hunt Park year-round:

  • Do not stake anything into the ground.

  • Do not nail, tack, or staple anything to park structures or benches.

  • Smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of any structure.

  • Exchanging money (sale of food, drink, merchandise, raffle…) is not allowed.

  • You must park in marked parking spaces (not on grass or dirt).

  • You cannot bring firewood, live plants, or live animals other than pets and service animals.

  • You cannot use motorized or wind-propelled recreational devices.

  • You must be quiet enough not to disturb others (see section below about music).

Hours & Seasons

The grounds at Fort Hunt Park are open year-round from sunrise to sunset.

Last updated: May 16, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway

McLean, VA 22101


703 289-2500

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