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

Great little trail — trail switches back between paved surface and dirt a few times — was a little hard to follow paired with road crossings & less than ideal markings. However, it’s a great series of trails right in DC with good views of the park and creek!

hiking
5 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.

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

hiking
7 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
Thursday, September 14, 2017

nice trail

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

Sunday, June 18, 2017

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

trail running
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Good for trail running and an escape from DC!

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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