Western Ridge Trail

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Western Ridge Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,112 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great hike right in the downtown DC area. You can combine it with the eastern side to make it a nice loop vice an out and back. Interesting bits of history at signs and markers along the way.

5 months ago

Not well marked at all, with lots of smaller branching trails. Overall, a good trail but poorly marked.

hiking
6 months ago

Had a good hike, but was frustrated by the poorly marked trail system. Hiked north from the nature center on the western ridge trail, then returned on the valley trail. Many forks in trail with no indication ofwhich trail is which. Blazes and trail markers seemed sparse.

hiking
11 months ago

nice trail

hiking
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nice moderate trail, but very poorly marked. We met several other hikers on our way and no one knew where they were going.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Great scenic view. Water and open woods. Paths are pretty wide. Folks were really friendly.

trail running
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Good for trail running and an escape from DC!

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

A shady walk through the woods, often along the creek. It crosses some roads, which can have traffic congestion during rush hours.

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