Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail. At times a touch hard to follow maps and definitely more moderate than easy in places. Will add this to the regular rotation. Loved it!

Lots of dogs off leash. Be prepared for that and make sure yours can handle that

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. Started at and parked at the wrong spot, but we figured it out. We had 3 dogs with us. They really enjoyed it. The one negative - the horse poop. It was out of control. If I have to pick up after my puppies, why don’t horse riders have to pick up after their horses?

Really nice trail if you’re looking for a nice 5K+. The main road, not the trails, is closed in places and bridges blocked but they are easy to slip around so you can stay on the route. Don’t start at the suggested trail head. Start off the trail head at 16th and Holly, NW.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Gorgeous, varied route provided by On Foot Holidays! Not all this long because we visited a castle.

Overused and eroded on the east side though beautiful.

Partially closed due to construction on Beach Road.

nice walk along the river, gets a bit muddy but you can usually find ways to get by

Great for kids!

walking
11 months ago

Definitely not a fan. Parts that are very pretty but most of the water crossings don’t have fridges and are a little too deep for smaller dogs. You definitely need waterproof boots for this one.

walking
Tue Oct 16 2018

Great little hour hike with the dog. Had quite a bit or rain earlier in the week, so the trails were damp but not slippery, but the river was high. Mid-morning on a Friday and we had the trails to ourselves.

hiking
1 month ago

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