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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.

This trail is really pretty, half of it is along the river. The only thing is that because of construction, you are unable to see the bridge (the best part of the hike).

on Boulder Bridge Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Unexpected trail in the middle of the nations capital. Will definitely get a good workout in with the hills and dodging of the horse dung located throughout the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome!! Went with the kids and had tons of fun. Beautiful trail!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great hike right in the downtown DC area. You can combine it with the eastern side to make it a nice loop vice an out and back. Interesting bits of history at signs and markers along the way.

2 months ago

Love the hill at the end. Great hike! Beautiful walk by the creek.

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

hiking
4 months ago

Great scenery even in the winter.

hiking
4 months ago

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.

hiking
4 months ago

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

Easy, great for small kids. Can often still hear traffic. Nice and shady, with some interesting historical sites along the way.

hiking
8 months ago

Really nice, shady trail with a long stretch along the creek, including lots of spots to go right down to it. Some elevation changes. Watch out for the horse poo though! It is well traveled by the horses. Great with kids.

hiking
9 months ago

nice trail

hiking
10 months ago

Borderline moderate/difficult.

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
11 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).

hiking
11 months ago

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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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.

trail running
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Good for trail running and an escape from DC!

hiking
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

first of all this is 90% paved and very highly trafficked. It is right off a major highway a lot of the time and not a hike for those who enjoy peace and quiet. All the concrete definitely killed my feet, but this trail is about as flat as possible in MD and definitely shouldn't be rated as hard. The start is the middle of a neighborhood and parking is an issue. If you head closer to the park you will find much better parking, and won't have to walk along a really busy street to get into the park.

Trail probably ok for paved biking once in the actual park, but for hiking spend your time elsewhere.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

A shady walk through the woods, often along the creek. It crosses some roads, which can have traffic congestion during rush hours.

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