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63 mi 102 km of trail 8 Recommended Routes

Gems 3 Gems Easy Trails 22 Trails Intermediate Trails 20 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails
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gem Favorite Catch a view of the sky

Planetarium Programs

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

Discovery Hunt

(1) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill

(6) Washington, DC

Recommended Routes in Northwest Washington, DC - 8

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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 484' Up 147.49 m Up 485' Down 147.73 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite Exploring the trail
Intermediate

Glover-Archbold Trail

3.0 mi 4.9 km 370' Up 112.89 m Up 53' Down 16.25 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate

Boulder Bridge Loop

3.1 mi 5.0 km 270' Up 82.22 m Up 263' Down 80.05 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Valley Trail - Entire Length

5.4 mi 8.6 km 293' Up 89.24 m Up 397' Down 121.01 m Down

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 19' Up 5.66 m Up 19' Down 5.7 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite Capitol stones in Rock Creek Park.
Intermediate

Rapids Bridge Loop

2.0 mi 3.1 km 241' Up 73.47 m Up 239' Down 72.99 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite White-tailed deer in Rock Creek Park.
Intermediate

Milkhouse Ford Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km 253' Up 77.07 m Up 257' Down 78.29 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite Yellow Trout Lily.
Easy

Rock Creek Valley Loop

1.3 mi 2.1 km 35' Up 10.78 m Up 35' Down 10.76 m Down

Washington, DC

Trails in Northwest Washington, DC - 34

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7.3 mi 11.8 km #1Capitol Crescent Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bethesda, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Bethesda, MD
3.1 mi 5.0 km #2Valley Trail - North
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
4.8 mi 7.8 km #3Custis Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
1.6 mi 2.5 km #4Black Horse Trail (South)
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
3.7 mi 6.0 km #5Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver Spring, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver Spring, MD
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Melvin C. Hazen Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #7Valley Trail - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Battery-Kemble Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Normanstone Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Soapstone Valley Foot Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
Washington, DC
1.8 mi 3.0 km #11Bike Trail #5 - Klingle Road Bridge South
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
Washington, DC
9.2 mi 14.8 km #12Potomac Heritage NST Section
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
Washington, DC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #13Battery-Kemble West Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
Washington, DC
0.4 mi 0.6 km #14Piney Branch Foot Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
Washington, DC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #15Holly Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
Washington, DC
0.3 mi 0.5 km #16Pine Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
Washington, DC
1.3 mi 2.1 km #17Pinehurst Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
Washington, DC
0.5 mi 0.8 km #18Fort DeRussy Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
Washington, DC
1.8 mi 2.9 km #19White Horse Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
Washington, DC
1.5 mi 2.5 km #20Black Horse Trail (Central)
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
Washington, DC

Photos of Northwest Washington, DC - 51

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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
Melvin Hazen Trail between Conn. Ave & Rock Creek Park. Several rock-hopping stream crossings required.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
BK West of Glover-Archbold Path connector
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Whitehave Trail Entrance runs along stream draining into Rock Creek. Frequent use by NPS Mounted Corps.
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Fork off Dumbarton Oaks Path joins Normanstone Trail connecting to Massachusettes Ave
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Heading south from Calvert Street Trail entrance
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC