I have visited twice. My first visit was late in the day, as a result, I did not have the time to walk the trail. My second visit was much more meaningful having gone on the trail. To call it a hike is a bit of an exaggeration as it is an improved trailed the whole distance. There are many... 更多
We took presidential trail to get up and close to the monument. It wasn't too difficult of a walk and they have informative plaques on the walk way. It's completely paved/bridged so it should be fine for most people. The path doesn't really consist of anything too step but there are numerous steps.
A trail that takes you down to the base of the monument and then around the grounds to the sculpture studio. If you plan to do the entire trail I suggest starting to the left of the amphitheater as most of the steps will be going down instead of up.
This is where the good views of the monument come from. There's lots of steps, but the trail is all paved or wood and is easy enough to walk. We visited on the perfect day with perfect weather which made the walk great. Visit the Sculptor's Studio for some interesting information. Bring your camera!!
We enjoyed this hike mostly for the exercise aspects. It was a decent workout after being in the car all day. There were stopping points along the trail with plaques to read about each president. There is also a wheelchair-accessible path if you take the trail to the right. It is a circle, so regardless of which direction you start,... 更多