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Glover-Archbold Trail

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Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 370' 113 m
Descent: -53' -16 m
High: 361' 110 m
Low: 44' 13 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Zander Göpfert

Hidden gem through the Glover-Archbold neighborhoods with access to trails from Van Ness down to C&O Canal Trail.

Zander Göpfert

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This trail allows visitors to discover a great nature haven right in the neighborhood. This provides a quieter option with less traffic than the Rock Creek Park Loop: Western Ridge to Valley Trails run.

Runner Notes

Dirt, rocks, mud, and roots are all present, so stay alert.

Description

On this trail, you can experience Washington, DC neighborhoods, a few sites along the Fort Circle and one of the area's best-kept secrets: a run along Foundry Branch in Glover Archbold Park. Best of all, you can be sitting at home on a weekend morning, decide to take this run, and be out on the trail in no time at all. And there's no need to pack a lunch because the midpoint of the segment goes right through Tenley Circle.

Both ends are accessible via public transportation. You can also choose to run just the north or south portions, using the Metro station at Tenley as an endpoint.

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Dec 3, 2019
George Koors
Oct 30, 2019
George Koors
4mi — 0h 42m
May 12, 2018
Joshua Rodriguez
2.5mi
Jul 16, 2017
Mike Lwin
Canal to Mass Ave, then over to Battery Kemble trail 3mi

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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From Whitehaven Trail turnoff to Wesley Heights Trail to Battery Kimble
Mar 6, 2019 near Washington, DC
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Nov 1, 2019 near Washington, DC
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Nov 1, 2019 near Washington, DC
Exploring the trail
Aug 25, 2015 near Washington, DC

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