Trail Guides

View of Cherry Blossoms along the Tidal Basin

NPS Photo by Carol Highsmith

Cherry trees along the tidal basin

Tidal Basin Loop

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, or blossom viewing. The puffy white blossoms of the Yoshino cherry trees abound creating a cloud-like effect.

Cherry Trees along Hains Point

Hains Point Loop

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.

View of Washington Monument and Cherry Trees

Memorial Loop

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, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and some of the lesser-known places such as Constitution Gardens.

Last updated: January 31, 2024