hiking

walking

Rock Creek Park Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, the ebb and flow of Rock Creek, and thousands of years of human history emanate the delicate aura of the forest. Rock Creek Park is open during daylight hours.

Borderline moderate/difficult.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

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

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month 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.

Short, easy loop with a spot to go into the creek. Lots of shade.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

on Valley Trail

2 months ago

trail running
3 months ago

Good for trail running and an escape from DC!