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115 mi 186 km of trail 7 Featured Hikes

Gems 5 Gems Easy Trails 45 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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Featured Hikes in Washington, DC - 7

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Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail

Rock Creek Park Loop: Western Ridge to Valley Trails

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

Singletrack Washington, DC

( 20 )
Favorite Western Ridge Trail

Boulder Bridge Loop

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

Singletrack Washington, DC

( 8 )
Favorite Theodore Roosevelt

Roosevelt Island Loop

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

Singletrack Washington, D.C., DC

( 15 )
Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail

Valley Trail - Entire Length

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

Singletrack Silver Spring, MD

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

TRACK Trail

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

Paved Path Washington, DC

( 3 )
Favorite Capitol stones in Rock Creek Park.

Rapids Bridge Loop

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

Singletrack Washington, DC

( 1 )
Favorite White-tailed deer in Rock Creek Park.

Milkhouse Ford Loop

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

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Trails in Washington, DC - 45

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7.3 mi 11.8 km #1 Capitol Crescent Trail (Paved)
Bethesda, MD
7.3 mi 11.8 km Bethesda, MD
Unknown
Update
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2 Custis Trail
Washington, DC
4.8 mi 7.8 km Washington, DC
Unknown
Update
3.0 mi 4.9 km #3 Glover-Archbold Trail
Washington, DC
3.0 mi 4.9 km Washington, DC
Unknown
Update
1.6 mi 2.5 km #4 Black Horse Trail (South)
Washington, DC
1.6 mi 2.5 km Washington, DC
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago
3.1 mi 5.0 km #5 Valley Trail - North
Washington, DC
3.1 mi 5.0 km Washington, DC
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago
18.9 mi 30.4 km #6 Mount Vernon Trail
Washington, D.C., DC
18.9 mi 30.4 km Washington, D.C., DC
Unknown
Update
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2.1 mi 3.3 km #7 Valley Trail - South
Washington, DC
2.1 mi 3.3 km Washington, DC
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8 Battery-Kemble Trail
Washington, DC
1.2 mi 1.9 km Washington, DC
Unknown
Update
1.4 mi 2.2 km #9 Swamp Trail
Washington, D.C., DC
1.4 mi 2.2 km Washington, D.C., DC
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud, Fallen Trees - Swamp Trail is showing signs of the recent abundant rain.
2 days ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10 Melvin C. Hazen Trail
Washington, DC
1.0 mi 1.6 km Washington, DC
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago
0.9 mi 1.4 km #11 Normanstone Trail
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km Washington, DC
Unknown
Update
3.0 mi 4.9 km #12 Normanstone Connector
Washington, DC
3.0 mi 4.9 km Washington, DC
Unknown
Update
3.7 mi 6.0 km #13 Western Ridge Trail
Silver Spring, MD
3.7 mi 6.0 km Silver Spring, MD
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago
1.8 mi 3.0 km #14 Bike Trail #5 - Klingle Road Bridge South
Washington, DC
1.8 mi 3.0 km Washington, DC
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago
0.9 mi 1.4 km #15 Soapstone Valley Foot Trail
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km Washington, DC
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago
9.7 mi 15.6 km #16 Anacostia River Trail (East Bank)
Glassmanor, MD
9.7 mi 15.6 km Glassmanor, MD
Unknown
Update
9.2 mi 14.8 km #17 Potomac Heritage NST Section
Washington, DC
9.2 mi 14.8 km Washington, DC
Unknown
Update
0.9 mi 1.5 km #18 Dumbarton Oaks Path
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.5 km Washington, DC
Unknown
Update
0.6 mi 0.9 km #19 Battery-Kemble West Trail
Washington, DC
0.6 mi 0.9 km Washington, DC
Minor Issues
Update
Some Mud - Trail weaves in and out of creek bed. Hard to determine "main" trail in sections
58 days ago
0.4 mi 0.6 km #20 Piney Branch Foot Trail
Washington, DC
0.4 mi 0.6 km Washington, DC
All Clear
Update
Clear today but rain is forecasted tonight; it'll be muddy tomorrow.
72 days ago

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