Trails Trips

Trails trips will continue to be offered throughout the fall semester for students on-campus and in the local D.C. area. Social distancing and COVID-19 measures are vital to ensure the safety of everyone on Trails trips. Wearing face coverings, keeping six-feet of distance, reducing the number of people travelling to 10 per group, and not sharing food or items is required for all Trails trips.

D.C. Quarantine Order

If you have recently travelled to a high-risk state, self-quarantining for 14 days is required before participating in Trails trips due to the mayor’s order. High-risk states are updated every two weeks, please check the list regularly if you are travelling outside of the DMV (D.C., Maryland, & Virginia).

tidal basin in fall

Tidal Basin Walk 

Take time to explore some of DC's most iconic monuments and locales! Bring friends and make new ones on a lovely stroll around the Basin!

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:30 am


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Rock Creek Trail, view of the waterfront near Georgetown and the Potomac river

Rock Creek Trail Waterfront Hike

Join us for a relaxing afternoon along the Potomac River waterfront. We will enjoy some lovely river and monument views, and be back on campus by 5:00 pm. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020, 1:00 pm 


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Image of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic gardens, view of bridge over lily pads in a pond.

Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens

Want to see something new? Join TRAiLS on a trip to DC's own Kenilworth Park, where we'll check out the incredible aquatic gardens! 

Sunday, November 1, 2020, 10:00 am

FREE (Metro fares NOT included)

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Land Acknowledgement

Related to GW's mission of supporting and fostering learning, we would like to acknowledge that the land we organize trips to stands on Piscataway and Nacotchtank (Anacostan) land. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather. Visit this resource to learn more about land acknowledgement.

How to Sign Up

  1. Register through the Google form links.
  2. Pay through our credit card portal. You must sign-up and pay the Friday before your trip. If you do not register and pay, your spot is not confirmed. You do not have to pay for free trips. 

Refunds: To receive a refund, email your payment confirmation to [email protected]. You cannot be reimbursed after the Wednesday before your trip. Please keep in mind that it can take up to a month to process a refund.