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Gems in Northwest Washington, DC - 3

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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 - 7

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Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate 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
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Favorite Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Boulder Bridge Loop

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

Washington, DC
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Favorite Exploring the trail
Intermediate Intermediate

Glover-Archbold Trail

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

Washington, DC
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Favorite Pine Trail.
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

North Rock Creek Park 5K Loop

3.2 mi 5.2 km 258' Up 78.6 m Up 245' Down 74.79 m Down

Washington, DC
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Favorite Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Easy Easy

TRACK Trail

1.9 mi 3.1 km 19' Up 5.66 m Up 19' Down 5.7 m Down

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

Rapids Bridge Loop

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

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

Milkhouse Ford Loop

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

Washington, DC
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Northwest Washington, DC Hiking

  • 255 Miles 411 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 51 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 39 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northwest Washington, DC - 88

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191.9 mi 308.8 km #1Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath
Easy Easy
Washington, DC
Easy Easy
Washington, DC 15 
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Custis Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #3Reservation 630 Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate Intermediate
Washington, DC
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Silver Spring, MD
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Silver Spring, MD
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5Black Horse Trail (South)
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #6Valley Trail - South
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #7Battery-Kemble Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #8Normanstone Trail
Easy Easy
Washington, DC
Easy Easy
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Soapstone Valley Foot Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate Intermediate
Washington, DC
1.8 mi 3.0 km #10Bike Trail #5 - Klingle Road Bridge South
Easy Easy
Washington, DC
Easy Easy
Washington, DC

Photos of Northwest Washington, DC - 51

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View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Jan 9, 2015 near Washington, DC
Exploring the trail
Aug 25, 2015 near Washington, DC
Pine Trail.
Mar 8, 2016 near Washington, DC
Small stream waterfalls along the Melvin C. Hazen Trail, Nov. 2018.
Dec 12, 2018 near Washington, DC
Fun and easy stream crossing along the Melvin C. Hazen trail, Nov. 2018.
Dec 12, 2018 near Washington, DC
BK West of Glover-Archbold Path connector
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Melvin Hazen Trail between Conn. Ave & Rock Creek Park. Several rock-hopping stream crossings required.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC

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