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Valley Trail - North

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 4.5 (4)

The northern portion of the Valley Trail.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Point to Point

219' 67 m

High

153' 47 m

Low

78' 24 m

Up

85' 26 m

Down

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Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

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

Description

This wonderful trail runs along Rock Creek up to the Maryland border but don't be fooled by the word "valley" in its name. The trail has plenty of elevation change as it twists and turns alongside the river.

Contrary to the Western Ridge Trail, the Valley Trail's path is a bit more rugged. Watch your footing for rocks, roots, and narrow passages. While you'll find fewer visitors along the Valley Trail, this is probably the most popular trail in the park and a great place to see wildlife like deer and black snakes.

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Shared By:

Doug Hay

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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Pine Trail.
Mar 8, 2016 near Washington, DC
Ash leaves.
Mar 8, 2016 near Washington, DC
Yellow Trout Lily.
Apr 15, 2016 near Washington, DC
American Persimmon.
Mar 8, 2016 near Washington, DC

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