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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.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 252 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Horseback riding Walking Running Forest
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Hannah Wilks
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Very nice hike

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Vinita Phonseya
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A couple a large trees down on trail from Hurricane Isaias as of 8/6/20. Hike with caution. Detour around horse stable is clearly marked with updated maps hung to trees.

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Ellen Schwenk Medlock
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Hiking

The horse center is currently closed due to covid so watch for the detour signs.

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Greg Marchand
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Hiking

Busy along the creek. Nice paths, and the capitol stones are very cool.

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Ali Tharrington
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This was a great little hike to just get out of the house and see some nature without working up too much of a sweat.

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Jenn Kali
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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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Sally Maier
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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!

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Amanda N. Radke
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Hiking

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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Maureen C
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Hiking

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

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Mary Powers
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Hiking

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

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Paul Anderson
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Hiking

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

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Pegg Hoffman
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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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Andrew Farrelly
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Christopher Toth
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Keith Ernst
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Keith Ernst
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Jessica Ellis
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Kevin Allen
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Connor Smith
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Kayla Paris
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Liz Neeley
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Erin Holland
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DJ 101
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Bryan Knapp
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Jeannine Trig
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Amylyn Gress
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Ankit Dixit
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Ankit Dixit
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Shru Suvarna
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