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112 mi 181 km of trail 7 Featured Hikes

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 44 Trails Intermediate Trails 7 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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Most of the rides in this region are rideable all year round. The Frederick Watershed, Gambrel State Park, Emmitsburg, and trails in the George Washington National Forest tend to do better when conditions are wet in other area trails. MORE has a "trail status" page which is updated by local riders, please check it, or better yet, submit your trail reports to alert other users of trail conditions.
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Gems in Washington, DC - 5

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gem Favorite TR Island Great Blue Heron 2

Swamp Trail Overlook

(6) Washing…, DC
gem Favorite Catch a view of the sky

Planetarium Programs

(3) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Cascading fountain.

Meridian Hill Fountain

(6) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Catch a view of the sky

Discovery Hunt

(1) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill

(6) Washington, DC

Featured Hikes in Washington, DC - 7

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Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate

Rock Creek Park Loop: Western Ridge to Valley Trails

8.8 mi 14.2 km • Loop • 484 ft Ascent 147.49 m Ascent

(22) Washington, DC
Favorite Theodore Roosevelt
Easy/Intermediate

Roosevelt Island Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Out and Back • 36 ft Ascent 10.93 m Ascent

(16) Washing…, DC
Favorite Western Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate

Boulder Bridge Loop

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Loop • 270 ft Ascent 82.22 m Ascent

(8) Washington, DC
Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate

Valley Trail - Entire Length

5.4 mi 8.6 km • Point to Point • 293 ft Ascent 89.24 m Ascent

(6) Silver…, MD
Favorite Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Easy

TRACK Trail

1.9 mi 3.1 km • Out and Back • 19 ft Ascent 5.66 m Ascent

(3) Washington, DC
Favorite Capitol stones in Rock Creek Park.
Easy/Intermediate

Rapids Bridge Loop

2.0 mi 3.1 km • Loop • 241 ft Ascent 73.47 m Ascent

(1) Washington, DC
Favorite White-tailed deer in Rock Creek Park.
Easy/Intermediate

Milkhouse Ford Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km • Loop • 253 ft Ascent 77.07 m Ascent

(1) Washington, DC

Trails in Washington, DC - 44

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7.3 mi 11.8 km #1Capitol Crescent Trail (Paved)
Easy
Bethesda, MD
Easy
7.3 mi 11.8 km Bethesda, MD
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Custis Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
Easy/Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.8 km Washington, DC
3.0 mi 4.9 km #3Glover-Archbold Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.9 km Washington, DC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #4Valley Trail - North
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
3.1 mi 5.0 km Washington, DC
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5Black Horse Trail (South)
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.5 km Washington, DC
18.9 mi 30.4 km #6Mount Vernon Trail
Easy
Washington, D.C., DC
Easy
18.9 mi 30.4 km Washington, D.C., DC 13 
3.7 mi 6.0 km #7Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Silver Spring, MD
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Silver Spring, MD
2.1 mi 3.3 km #8Valley Trail - South
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.3 km Washington, DC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Battery-Kemble Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Washington, DC
1.4 mi 2.2 km #10Swamp Trail
Easy
Washington, D.C., DC
Easy
1.4 mi 2.2 km Washington, D.C., DC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #11Melvin C. Hazen Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #12Normanstone Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Washington, DC
1.8 mi 3.0 km #13Bike Trail #5 - Klingle Road Bridge South
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
1.8 mi 3.0 km Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #14Soapstone Valley Foot Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
Easy/Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Washington, DC
9.7 mi 15.6 km #15Anacostia River Trail (East Bank)
Easy
Glassmanor, MD
Easy
9.7 mi 15.6 km Glassmanor, MD
9.2 mi 14.8 km #16Potomac Heritage NST Section
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
9.2 mi 14.8 km Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.5 km #17Dumbarton Oaks Path
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.5 km Washington, DC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #18Battery-Kemble West Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Washington, DC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #19Piney Branch Foot Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
0.4 mi 0.6 km Washington, DC
6.3 mi 10.2 km #20Fort Circle Hiker-Biker Trail
Intermediate
Hillcrest Heights, MD
Intermediate
6.3 mi 10.2 km Hillcrest Heights, MD

Photos of Washington, DC - 68

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The entire capital, including the Vietnam Memorial, erupts in the bright blossoms of Japanese cherry trees come springtime.
Jan 4, 2017 near Washing…, DC
Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
Fun and easy stream crossing along the Melvin C. Hazen trail, Nov. 2018.
Dec 12, 2018 near Washington, DC
Exploring the trail
Aug 25, 2015 near Washington, DC
A massive Theodore Roosevelt greets you on your way into the park.
Jan 26, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Theodore Roosevelt
Jan 18, 2016 near Washing…, DC
Melvin Hazen Trail between Conn. Ave & Rock Creek Park. Several rock-hopping stream crossings required.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
View from the north side of Roosevelt Island - 17 March 2019.
Mar 17, 2019 near Washing…, DC

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