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Western Ridge and Valley Trail Loop

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Rock Creek Park

Western Ridge and Valley Trail Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 469 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest River Wildlife City walk
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Janis Kestenbaum
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Hiking

Nice hike! Lots of hiking by the creek. Not too crowded. A little hard at first to find and follow the path and then got the hang of it.

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Kenny Mayer
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Walking

Great hike! Got confused with the trail markers a few times but we found our way. Got to walk along the creek and enjoy some relaxing spots. Definitely recommended!

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Anson Tsui
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Kaylee Anna
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Stephen Doemland
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Hiking

Fun trail. Easy to navigate if you pay attention to where you want to get on and off different trails to make the loop.

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Edward Reddrop
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Hiking

Popular but fun. Southern section has some more fun and challenging side trails. Killer climb near the end that will get the lungs burning.

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Chris Meawad
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Hiking

nice trail, not too muddy. lots of cool plants to see.

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Krista Schmidt
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Hiking

well kept easy trail. some very short hills. beautiful path by the water.

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Harry Robison
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Running

Awesome! Great for runs!

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Jonah Silencieux
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Hiking

Great trail! A little muddy after rain and you have to walk through a creek so wear waterproof shoes. Slight inclines at various point and wide paths so perfect for small children

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Neal Matthews
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Went out with two kids and friend and had a beautiful time! There was little mud on trail from previous rain. Otherwise it’s perfect

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Payam Ghazi
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Hiking

Easy and beautiful

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Jake Dahreddine
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James Prussing
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Hiking

Quarantine hike with loukia

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Kevin Anderson
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Jamie Thompson
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Hiking

Great city hike. Not too long or too short and enough incline to feel like you are getting a good workout. Slightly crowded.

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Krista Schmidt
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Hiking

awesome loop with only some moderate inclines. second half becomes heavily trafficked.

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Chad Nieboer
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Lightly traveled only compared to the National Mall

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Neal Matthews
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Samantha Ross
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William Griffin
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Chris Rotella
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Miguel Salazar
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Echo Seven
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Ira Miller
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John S
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Elizabeth Vranas
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John Klancer
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Amanda Meister-lugo
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