Come ride the our bus for day hike adventures to many beautiful area hiking locations! Experience the outdoors 52 weeks a year with the Capital Hiking Club, a non-profit hiking group in its 77th year, who welcomes the public to join us on all hikes. We specialize in hiking options that challenge all skill levels and fulfill the varied interests of our hikers. Saturday weekly hikes: Long hikes of 9-12 miles and shorter hikes of 5-9 miles plus social time with post-hike refreshments. The Club's bus picks up hikers from centrally-located 16th and I Streets in downtown DC, and continues on to pick-up stops in VA or MD (VA or MD route depends on the hike location) for most Saturday hikes. Occasional trailhead or carpool hikes are offered. We also sponsor Moonlight Hikes on the C&O Canal towpath and mid-week Urban Trailers walks during the months of March through November.
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CAPITAL HIKING CLUB MISSION STATEMENT
To provide the Washington, DC metropolitan area with safe, quality hiking and outdoor activities, and to promote fellowship, the sport of hiking, and love and respect for natural environments.
Our values are:
Safety – to ensure that all Club activities are conducted in the safest possible manner;
Inclusion – to welcome persons interested in the sport of hiking without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, or economic circumstance;
Accessibility – to provide hiking opportunities in the Washington, DC area, within reach by public transportation to the extent possible;
Preservation – to promote love and respect for, and preservation of, natural environments;
Community – to foster fellowship among those who take part in the Club's activities;
Volunteerism – to develop a core group who support the Club by such means as leading hikes, serving on committees and the Executive Board, and assisting with other necessary tasks; and
Longevity – to employ sound management and financial principles to ensure the continued existence of the Capital Hiking Club as a going concern.