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Western Ridge Trail

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Length

3.7 Miles 6.0 Kilometers


Elevation

219' 67 m

Ascent

-331' -101 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

307' 94 m

High

76' 23 m

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A mostly smooth trail traversing the entire western side of Rock Creek Park.

Doug Hay

Overview

Features: Birding — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

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Western Ridge Trail is one of the more popular trails through Rock Creek Park. Offering just under 5 miles of trail, this route will take you up and down the ridges offering views of the river and surrounding area. The trail itself switches a few times between hiking and biking during the first few miles, then ultimately to a shared hiking/horse trail for the last third or so. For the most part the trail is well marked (green blazes) and well defined, with moderate terrain. Once you move past the first section, the trail widens a bit with better footing.

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Mar 31, 2016
Erika Laubach

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