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Gems in Northwest Washington, DC - 3

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gem Favorite Catch a view of the sky

Planetarium Programs

(3) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Catch a view of the sky

Discovery Hunt

(1) Washington, DC
gem Favorite Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill

(6) Washington, DC

Recommended Routes in Northwest Washington, DC - 8

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Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate

Rock Creek Park Loop: Western Ridge to Valley Trails

8.8 mi 14.2 km 484' Up 147.49 m Up 485' Down 147.73 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite From Whitehaven Trail turnoff to Wesley Heights Trail to Battery Kimble
Intermediate

Glover-Archbold Trail

3.0 mi 4.9 km 370' Up 112.89 m Up 53' Down 16.25 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate

Boulder Bridge Loop

3.1 mi 5.0 km 270' Up 82.22 m Up 263' Down 80.05 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Valley Trail - Entire Length

5.4 mi 8.6 km 293' Up 89.24 m Up 397' Down 121.01 m Down

Silver…, MD
Favorite Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Easy

TRACK Trail

1.9 mi 3.1 km 19' Up 5.66 m Up 19' Down 5.7 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite Capitol stones in Rock Creek Park.
Intermediate

Rapids Bridge Loop

2.0 mi 3.1 km 241' Up 73.47 m Up 239' Down 72.99 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite White-tailed deer in Rock Creek Park.
Intermediate

Milkhouse Ford Loop

1.7 mi 2.7 km 253' Up 77.07 m Up 257' Down 78.29 m Down

Washington, DC
Favorite Yellow Trout Lily.
Easy

Rock Creek Valley Loop

1.3 mi 2.1 km 35' Up 10.78 m Up 35' Down 10.76 m Down

Washington, DC

Northwest Washington, DC Running

  • 91 Miles 146 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Gems Gems
  • 22 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 20 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northwest Washington, DC - 34

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7.3 mi 11.8 km #1Capitol Crescent Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Bethesda, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Bethesda, MD
4.8 mi 7.8 km #2Custis Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
Easy/Intermediate
Washington, DC
3.1 mi 5.0 km #3Valley Trail - North
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
3.7 mi 6.0 km #4Western Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver Spring, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Silver Spring, MD
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5Black Horse Trail (South)
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #6Melvin C. Hazen Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
2.1 mi 3.3 km #7Valley Trail - South
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Battery-Kemble Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
Intermediate/Difficult
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Normanstone Trail
Easy
Washington, DC
Easy
Washington, DC
0.9 mi 1.4 km #10Soapstone Valley Foot Trail
Intermediate
Washington, DC
Intermediate
Washington, DC

Photos of Northwest Washington, DC - 51

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Western Ridge Trail Moderate (upper). Some trunk-jumping and semi-steep descent/ascents.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
Melvin Hazen Trail between Conn. Ave & Rock Creek Park. Several rock-hopping stream crossings required.
Mar 23, 2019 near Washington, DC
BK West of Glover-Archbold Path connector
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Whitehave Trail Entrance runs along stream draining into Rock Creek. Frequent use by NPS Mounted Corps.
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Fork off Dumbarton Oaks Path joins Normanstone Trail connecting to Massachusettes Ave
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Heading south from Calvert Street Trail entrance
Mar 11, 2019 near Washington, DC
Small stream waterfalls along the Melvin C. Hazen Trail, Nov. 2018.
Dec 12, 2018 near Washington, DC
View of Rock Creek from the Valley Trail
Jan 9, 2015 near Washington, DC