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Boulder Bridge Loop is a 3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 341 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

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Reviews (315)
Photos (277)
Recordings (274)
Completed (506)
Claire Ulrich
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Hiking

Really couldn’t ask for a better trail: mostly shaded, beautiful forest and water views, and just enough hills, rocks, and roots to keep my heart rate up. Will absolutely go again, and soon.

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Julie Culbertson
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Hiking

great trail! even on a sunday afternoon, it wasn’t as crowded as i thought it would be. Passed people every 15 minutes or so, and everyone was cordial with wearing masks.

Bruce Phillips
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Bruce Phillips
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Toquyen D.
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Hiking

We went after two days of rain but the path was not muddy. Note: because of the rain there was a detour so we were a little lost at first and walked an extra mile. Consider the detour for your activity.

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heather galli
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Hiking

Well maintained, beautiful views. Plenty of spaces to rest for picnics and plenty of shade.

Stefanie Julia
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Hiking

nice & easy. some hills but light work!

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Kaye User
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Maria Sola
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Hiking

Beautiful easy trail ... crossing of a beautiful stone bridge!!! Lots of shade and trail along the creek!

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Ben Pagliaro
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Hiking

Highly recommend this trail especially to newcomers of Rock Creek

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Erin McCaughey
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Hiking

Great trail! Lots of rest/picnic areas along the trail. A bit crowded but wide enough to pass another group of people safely

Katedra Nixon
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Hiking

Pretty simple trail that takes you along side the water. Very tranquil

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Alison H
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Hiking

Great trail! Lots of shade, mostly wide enough for the COVID-19 times. The only thing that would’ve made it better is to not have to cross so many streets.

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Jenn Kali
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Hiking

great hike. went with my kids. lots of great places to climb on logs and rocks. just follow the pink signs.

Jose Nava
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Hiking

Muy bonito lugar para ir a caminar en familia y pasar un buen día se los recomiendo

Patricia Sitchon
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Hiking

My husband and I loved this trail, and we completed it with our two dogs. I enjoyed the scenery variety, from completely wooded to boulders along the creek. This trail would have earned a 5 if signage was better. Only once did I see a “Boulder Bridge Loop” sign. A map is a necessity. We chose to park by picnic area 24 instead of 13/14 (where AllTrails begins the loop), and I would definitely opt to park at 24 again. We took the trail clockwise, leaving the best part of the trail (in my opinion) for last—the piece leading up to Rapids Bridge. We logged this hike at 4.7 miles, keeping in mind that parking at 24 adds an extra piece of the Valley Trail. With water and picture breaks, we completed this in 2 hours. We will definitely do this trail again!

Reuben OLeary
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Heavily populated in the afternoon. A little muddy towards the end.

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Lisa L.
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Hiking

Nice trail! But so many people!

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Sarah Buczkowski
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Hiking

Very scenic hike along the water! Would be great with a dog and the 3.5 mile hike went by quickly some incline areas but great hike overall would recommend!

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Garth Mramor
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Hiking

very tiring but really fun, we all loved it, FMS

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Garth Mramor
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Hiking

pretty beautiful in some areas

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Jessica Ellis
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Great with the dogs! Easy to follow

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Eric Schmitz
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