Crow's Nest Point Trail
ElevationAscent: 59' 18 m
Descent: -200' -61 m
High: 167' 51 m
Low: 25' 8 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 8% (5°)
“A trail through mature hardwood forests to an overlook at the confluence of Potomac Creek and Accokeek.”— Rob Hix
As you continue out the gently rolling ridgeline, you'll pass masses of daffodils in the spring. You'll eventually come upon the foundation of an old building on the north side of the trail. A short way down the trail from the old foundation, you'll start a 150 foot descent down to the floodplain at the confluence of Potomac Creek and Accokeek Creek. This floodplain can be muddy in wet weather, so be sure to bring the proper footwear.
As you wind along the floodplain you'll pass the Daniel Family Cemetery (creepy and interesting). The Daniels were once occupants of the Crow's Nest peninsula and descendants of the family have been vocal in the support of preserving the area. At the end of the trail is a bench large enough to seat 3 to 4 people as you overlook water. A wonderful place to sit and enjoy nature. To return to the parking lot, simply retrace your steps.
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Land Manager: VA DCR - Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve