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Not well marked at all, with lots of smaller branching trails. Overall, a good trail but poorly marked.

1 month ago

Great scenery even in the winter.

Had a good hike, but was frustrated by the poorly marked trail system. Hiked north from the nature center on the western ridge trail, then returned on the valley trail. Many forks in trail with no indication ofwhich trail is which. Blazes and trail markers seemed sparse.

Great hike for a decent workout with the pups. We added an extra mile by parking on Colorado which was awesome

Absolutely beautiful trail to hike with your dog! Definitely a moderate trail with a few small inclines.

Not a nice marked trail path. Found myself constantly walking on grass/uneven pavement and sometimes losing what “may be” the trail. Scenery was beautiful though

3 months ago

Loved this trail. The end allows you to step out one some rocks on the river and my kids loved it. Great little trail with a great ending.

We love this trail and have been here multiple times. The creek is beautiful year round. Totally worth the 40 minute drive from Holly Springs. :)

Neat trail. First 2.5ish miles follows the creek bed. Some beautiful rock formations and scenic views of the creek. The apex of the loop is where the creek meets Cape Fear River. We brought collapsible rods with us and did some (unsuccessful) fishing. The view was gorgeous. It started to get dark so we headed back. The way back was not particularly thrilling but there were some nice bushes and canopies. Overall, an enjoyable hiking and fishing trip with the dog.

We got so lost and stuck there in the dark. The waterfall was pretty disappointing, like 2 ft high at most, but still beautiful. We took our shoes of and walked through it. It's quieter than the other trails at Raven Rock and is all natural terrain. It was definitely an adventure.

Beautiful day, and the trail is in great shape, though sometimes hard to follow. TRUST YOUR AllTrails app! I didn't the first time and it cost me. Took about 3 hours of walk time, most of that on the Virginia side. Be aware that parking at Roosevelt Island is limited to 2 hours, so you might want to pick a more time-appropriate spot to start. (I wasn't ticketed , however) Coming back I took the Key Bridge instead of the Roosevelt Bridge, which shaved a few miles off. The VA side is moderately challenging, the DC side is quite easy, and even has a new-looking and very clean restroom. :)

It was long trail but good.

Did this whole route. Followed the NPS recommendation and started at the Turk Gap parking lot. Did part of the AT then turned onto the North Fork Moorman's trail. Spent the night after 10 miles. I was visited by 2 black bears while filtering my water. As soon as I stood up they took off like lightning, not to be heard of again. Make sure to bring a bear bag and hang your food. After talking to the ranger on my way out he said there are about 400 hundred bears in the park. Not aggressive, but still hang your food.

Hiked 8 more miles to finish back to the Turk Gap parking The last 2.5 miles coming back on the Turk Gap Branch Trail was about 1000 feet of elevation gain in that short trek. Was definitely doable but challenging.

The leaves were changing colors and the river was really low. It was a beautiful hike.

First time on any of the ravenrock trails. This trail is approximately 3 miles to the waterfall and 3 miles back. There are a lot of up hill and down hill stretches. Lots of roots sticking out of the ground and rock covering the trails. I wore walking shoes but would highly recommend hiking boots for ankle support. There are no trashcans/watering stations/or benches throughout the trail so bring plenty of water and snacks. The "waterfall" at the end of the trail was underwhelming. Only a couple feet tall. I did enjoy the trail overall. Didn't see any wildlife. Bring plenty of water.

6 months ago

nice trail

I did this with a 30 lb child in a carrier. Going down was easy, but there was just enough of an incline to make it a nice little workout coming back up. It was a gorgeous day and the river was low to where we could walk out on the rock bar to about halfway through the river. So cool!

Definitely recommend going during the Cherry Blossom festival.. beautiful!

7 months ago

Borderline moderate/difficult.

Followed the NPS recommendation for this loop. Start at Turk Gap parking, north along AT, over to North Fork Moorman's, then picking up South Fork Moorman's trail for a very beautiful final 7ish miles. There's some great secluded swimming along this loop, but maybe I shouldn't say exactly where? Have fun!

Oh, and while parts of the trail are easy as noted by AllTrails, the full loop is moderately strenuous, especially the final elevation gain.

7 months ago

As with the entire rock Creek system, trails or poorly and infrequently marked.

8 months ago

Fun trail, poorly labelled. We had a great lunch sitting on the rocks by the rapids about a third of the way through (we started from the south). Be sure to check out Pulpit Rock and the views from there! We started on this trail and then walked down Western Ridge at the north point (for about 9mi total).

Nice moderate trail, but very poorly marked. We met several other hikers on our way and no one knew where they were going.

Good hike. Will hike again.

8 months ago

The trail is great for walking or running. I've done this journey twice; once at night and once in the middle of a weekend day during the Cherry Blossom Festival. While the cherry blossoms are beautiful, the crowds are overwhelming. Our night walk of the tidal basin was very peaceful, and we only encountered a couple of people at each of the monuments/memorials. I wouldn't do the night time walk alone, however. This walk is one of my favorite things to do in DC, and is a great way to see some of the coolest spots in our nation's capital.

road biking
8 months ago

wonderful ride...a few pot holes, but it's DC:)

We did 4 miles out and and back for the sole purpose of swimming. Falls were low at the end of June, but there are plenty of beautiful spots to plunge in along the way.

Great scenic view. Water and open woods. Paths are pretty wide. Folks were really friendly.

Pretty, shady trail. Not too busy at 8 on Sunday morning. There wasn't much signage so we ended up hiking a couple other trails as well.

Nice trail with a few technical spots. The weeds were starting to grow around the single track portion of the trail but the trail itself was packed and runnable. Few rocks but no hand over foot. Great little scenic trail near the city. Ran it before work.

First hike in nc that i'd been too. Seemed long but now that I look back wasnt to bad. this is a trail i would work my way into doing tho if i'd never been hiking. would recommend doing this early in the day.

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