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Address: 2845 Marcey Rd, Arlington, VA 22207-5235
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Great place to hike in Arlington.

We've come here during several times of year and its always enjoyable, rarely too crowded. It is not terribly well marked though. The most recent two visits, we've made it down... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
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Arlington, Virginia
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Meridian, Idaho
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After driving past this beautiful park for 5 yrs, I stopped one day in the spring just to take a break. Felt like I was walking barefoot and smelling the flowers for the first time. Beautiful! Great running, walking, cycling path!

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Thank Marsha_ID
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Grand children loved playing around this past summer. Super fun times for all, well kept park, clean and the fresh air and sun was just what we all needed.

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

We've come here during several times of year and its always enjoyable, rarely too crowded. It is not terribly well marked though. The most recent two visits, we've made it down to the water. The nature center and master gardener show garden also are worth a stop. There tend to be a few plastic trash bags hung and perhaps for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Marine Corps Marathon ran thru this park. It was cool with a slight breeze coming off the water. The views were nice and it was pleasant to see the boats and activity on the waterfront.

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Thank Seb5thmanII
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

As a long-time Arlington resident, I've long been acquainted with Potomac Overlook Regional Park, a fairly extensive range of forests and tributaries emptying into the Potomac Rive from North Arlington. In the past, I've used it as a hiking and training ground for Boy Scouts, and in more recent times, just as a place to do some birding and enjoy... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is a very pretty park with short, well maintained trails. Yes the overlook is closed. You really cant see anything. But the trails are great and they seem to have alot to offer overall.

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Thank Shauna P
Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

This park is popular with walkers and dog owners. There really isn't much "there" there, and, contrary to what the name of the park might suggest, there is no longer access to the Potomac River overlook area. Facility has a small visitor center, not much parking,and a few woodsy trails. I do like the owls and other birds of prey... More 

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Mid-Atlantic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

ok, sure, part of the loop is Military Rd & Pollard St- but the sidewalk / street part makes up only about a quarter of the hike, and that way you avoid the out and back. And other reviewers noted that trees obscure the view; well, go in the winter and early spring, and there are plenty of views! I... More 

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Quaint park with multiple trails for hikers of all abilities to enjoy. Lots of information for children. We saw numerous happy dogs on trail. Great for the the whole family.

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

Very nice views and relaxing to take a walk or run. Peaceful to visit and lots of ducks around to see.

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