Rapids Bridge and East Capital Ruins

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Rock Creek Park

Rapids Bridge and East Capital Ruins is a 2.2 mile loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 252 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

walking

running

forest

22 days ago

great hike. went with my kids. trail is well marked - just follow the orange posts. lots of opportunities for climbing on ligs and large rocks.

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rocky
2 months ago

A nice, short walk/hike. Would be nicer if it wasn’t “maintained” by putting down gravel—my dog was not happy about the long pointy stretches of it. Watch for horse manure!

The start was confusing because you had to go behind the stables, but once on the path it was very easy to follow. Great for a small, easy hike, although there were a few uphill points that left me a bit out of breath.

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hiking
6 months ago

heavy traffic. horse poop

hiking
10 months ago

Map , markings and the app could be better especially at times it gets confusing with trail path. But that being said we loved the trail and we hiked with our dog. Trail features includes lot of Creek / water spots , good for dog or kids , dog friendly & family friendly trail. It has lot of natural shadow / trees and less stressful that way on a hot summer day.

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Mon Apr 08 2019

Beautiful walk along the river, and many spots for the dogs to take a dip. Caution around the horses at the start of the trail; one park police officer was incredibly rude and threatened us if our dogs spooked her horse. The trail itself is beautiful, very little rough terrain (only tripped once). Will definitely go back!

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Fri Feb 08 2019

really really awesome! water views not too hard but also has uphill

hiking
Tue Oct 02 2018

Love walking my dog here! Nice view of the creek.

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Sun Apr 29 2018

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

Fri Mar 30 2018

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

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Tue Oct 03 2017

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.

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