Rock Creek Park Bike Trail

EASY 17 reviews

Rock Creek Park Bike Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Washington, District of Columbia and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
541 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

trail running
1 month ago

Good for running, but views aren't anything special (there are better trails in the park) and crowded.

mountain biking
5 months ago

More vertical and more bike and foot traffic than I would have liked.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice, but a lot of people. Even in the winter.

8 months ago

10 months ago

Solid dog walking trail, but pretty practical in terms of scenery. Would go to have a walk and talk

Saturday, March 12, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

walking
Friday, September 04, 2015

A beautiful place for walking, biking, or just relaxing.

Sunday, July 05, 2015

walking
Sunday, April 12, 2015

hiking
Sunday, January 25, 2015

road biking
Monday, December 01, 2014

mountain biking
Monday, November 10, 2014

Hard to beat all the dedicated biking trails in the area.

walking
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

I loved the trail...walking and running..I would do it again.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

road biking
Sunday, November 06, 2011

Even though I selected road biking related to the paved portion of the main trail, this area is also great for mountain bikers as well as hikers. There are plenty of side dirt trails that wind their way through the wooded park. You will see plenty of wild life like deer and beaver, even though the trail runs through neighborhoods from DC to northern Montgomery county Maryland. That being said, a word of caution. As with any outdoor activity that involves traversing secluded areas, you should never go alone. Take a friend with you. Take your phone and carry something to defend yourself because it it better to be safe than sorry. There have been reports of lone runners and hikers being attacked and abducted on the trail so, stay alert.

road biking
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's great for biking! But it's a bit hilly, so many bikers choose to use the road along it instead, which makes driving on that road difficult sometimes.