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Glover-Archbold Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (8) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Hidden gem through the Glover-Archbold neighborhoods with access to trails from Van Ness down to C&O Canal Trail.


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Map Key

3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

Point to Point

361' 110 m

High

44' 13 m

Low

370' 113 m

Up

53' 16 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy to access and shorten for time or ability.

Overview

This trail allows visitors to discover a great nature haven right in the neighborhood. This provides a quieter option with less traffic than the Rock Creek Park Loop: Western Ridge to Valley Trails hike.

Description

On this trail, you can experience Washington, DC neighborhoods, a few sites along the Fort Circle and one of the area's best-kept secrets: a hike along Foundry Branch in Glover Archbold Park. Best of all, you can be sitting at home on a weekend morning, decide to take this hike, and be out on the trail in no time at all. And there's no need to pack a lunch because the midpoint of the segment goes right through Tenley Circle.

Both ends are accessible via public transportation. You can also choose to hike just the north or south portions, using the Metro station at Tenley as an endpoint.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zander Göpfert

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 8 votes

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Exploring the trail
Aug 25, 2015 near Washington, DC
From Whitehaven Trail turnoff to Wesley Heights Trail to Battery Kimble
Mar 6, 2019 near Washington, DC
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Nov 1, 2019 near Washington, DC
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Nov 1, 2019 near Washington, DC

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