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    Casey Dagnall completed Grizzly Falls

    4 months ago

    Casey Dagnall completed Devils Bridge Trail

    4 months ago

    Casey Dagnall completed Bridalveil Fall Trail

    4 months ago

    Casey Dagnall reviewed General Grant Loop Trail

    4 months ago

    paved, easy stroll through grove of big trees

    Casey Dagnall completed Congress Trail

    4 months ago

    Casey Dagnall reviewed Congress Trail

    4 months ago

    Paved trail through grove of big trees. Not flat, but nothing major. Wonderful stroll

    Casey Dagnall added Maybes

    5 months ago

    Casey Dagnall reviewed Billy Goat Trail Loop

    5 months ago

    What this AllTrails description does not note is that section A of Billy Goat Trail is listed as Difficult (sign says one of the most difficult on East Coast), and that there is a 40 foot free climb required to complete the trail. Section B was listed as Moderate, with little rock scrambling and enjoyable.

    Casey Dagnall completed Billy Goat Trail Loop

    5 months ago

    Casey Dagnall added Zoo Walk

    6 months ago

    Casey Dagnall completed Fern Canyon Loop Trail

    6 months ago

    Casey Dagnall completed Boy Scout Trail

    6 months ago

    Casey Dagnall completed Darwin Falls Trail

    6 months ago

    Casey Dagnall followed P Cole

    6 months ago

    Casey Dagnall reviewed Rose River Trail

    6 months ago

    Great waterfall views and it was nice to do the majority of this hike next to water. It was National Park Week when we did this, so I think the trail was a little more crowded than usual because we crossed paths with about 40 people.

    Casey Dagnall reviewed Potomac Heritage Trail and C&O Canal Towpath - Key Chain Loop

    6 months ago

    So first off, I would recommend doing this hike in reverse. With an easy, scenic start for the first 2 miles on the Virginia side, the next two miles have some intermittent sections of difficulty with some narrow, rugged terrain and rock scrambling/climbing and stream crossings (and waterfall sightings) if the water level is high enough. (FYI - Along this part of the trail the blazes switch between blue and turquoise). At about mile 3.5, you’ll cross the Gulf Branch waterfall, where you’ll start the uphill climb immediately up the right side (markings were a tad difficult to find). There is a steep, rocky incline with some metal handrails put in (for well-needed and greatly appreciated assistance) along the 30-40 foot climb. Then little switchbacks get you the rest of the way up (~150 ft) to GW parkway. You’ll descend under the parkway overpass towards Glebe road and then under the Chain Bridge. Allow ~3 hours for the Virginia side of the hike. Cross the bridge on left side into D.C. and then down the ramp to the tow path on the C&O canal. This section is wide and flat, and full of joggers and people on bikes, and I wouldn’t really consider it a hike, but an easy stroll/cooldown. In about a mile you’ll happen across restrooms, water and a snackbar at Fletcher’s Cove. Which can provide a well needed leg rest before pushing on to finish the loop or ending there (parking lot is large). Should allow at least 2 hours for the DC side of the walk.

    Casey Dagnall added Training

    6 months ago

    Casey Dagnall completed Rose River Trail

    6 months ago

    Casey Dagnall saved Rose River Trail

    6 months ago