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Western Ridge Trail to Valley Trail and Fort de Russy

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Rock Creek Park

Western Ridge Trail to Valley Trail and Fort de Russy is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Washington, District of Columbia that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 4.5 mi Elevation gain 508 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

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Reviews (80)
Photos (418)
Recordings (75)
Completed (131)
Annie N
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Hiking

Muddy in parts, not crowded

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Matthew Gordimer
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Hiking

Very fun trail. Lots of variation in scenery and some challenging uphills!

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Aquene Love
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Easy to get lost, pay attention!!! Really fun and adventurous. Watch out for horse poop lol!! Loved it! Definitely moderate! Not for kids!!

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Shelby Claxton
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Super awesome. Went the wrong way a few times and found a shorter path one way but awesome. Some of the up hill was oretty intense. Would do again

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Juan Wandering
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Joe Zwick
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This is a real workout hike. My gf and I really enjoyed this one but it keeps you on your toes. Several very narrow spots and it can be easy to veer off the trail and end up on some side trails if you aren’t paying close attention. Great hike all around with beautiful scenery.

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Katherine Marti
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Hiking

Great trail. At times a touch hard to follow maps and definitely more moderate than easy in places. Will add this to the regular rotation. Loved it!

Francine Blume
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Always nice

Felix Yesquen
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Katie Kahn-Falk
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Robyn Sotolov
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Fiona D
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Anson Tsui
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Brett Stein
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Ellen Schwenk Medlock
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Annie N
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Jo Zujewski
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Fiona D
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Ewen Buchanan
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Alex Velazquez
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Colby Berry
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Jo Zujewski
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Kelley K
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Jose Estrada
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Zippy McGee
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Jon Nguyen
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Matt Finn
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Kim Martin
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