Hiking in Washington DC

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Billygoat Trail

Drink in the sights and sounds along this 4-mile circuit, which varies in intensity and is a favorite among area hikers... read more

Capital Crescent Trail

Water Street Northwest

This well-maintained trail, one of the most popular in the area, connects the suburbs and Northwest DC and stretches over 10 miles... read more

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

c/o Potomac Heritage Partnership, Inc.
1623 28th Street, NW

Connecting the Potomac River to the Laurel highlands... read more

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Appalachian Trail - Virginia

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Hike a local stretch of this beautiful, 2,150 mile footpath... read more

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Gambrill Mill Trail

This half-mile hike through a Civil War battlefield offers glorious glimpses of nature... read more

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Worthington Farm Trail

Interpretive brochures for the Worthington Farm Trail are available from the Gambrill Mill Visitor Center... read more

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Turkey Run Trail

Virginia's piedmont area of gently rolling hills is evident along this path... read more

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Brown's Farm Trail

Brown's Farm Trail is an excellent environmental education walk, with a fascinating history... read more

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Red Maple Trail

Red Maple is a handy connector trail, but users should be aware that one short section is steep... read more

Lost Mountain Bridle Trail

This trail has been described as a horseback riders delight. The 5 mile path offers scenic views through beautiful countryside... read more

Lee's Woods Trail

A very interesting and informative trail, especially for the history buff... read more

Laurel Point Trail

A moderately difficult trail that takes the visitor through former agricultural ground... read more

Laurel Glen Trail

The path is lovely with a sprinkling of mountain laurel. The trip is not too long, however, the elevation changes from 40 to 100 feet... read more

Kane's Creek Trail

Terminus is at a bird blind so be sure to take binoculars... read more

Hog Rock Nature Trail

Hog Rock Trail is an interpretive loop trail offering an overlook of Monocacy Valley... read more

Green Ash Trail

Two miles of Appalachian Mountain adventure awaits... read more

Great Falls Overlook

9835 Georgetown Pike

Views of Potomac River crashing 70 feet... read more

Gold Mine Loop

Named for the gold rush during the Civil War...
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Glenora Trail

The beautiful hardwoods makes for a lovely fall walk shuffling through the brilliant red and yellow fallen leaves. Spring is wonderful for viewing the perennials. Lake views are appealing any season... read more

Gap Run Trail

A relatively short hike through some of Virginia's loveliest countryside... read more
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