Birch Bluff

Rating: D

A moderately paced 4.3 mile circuit hike through gently rolling wooded terrain and along a branch of the Quantico creek. We will hike around Birch Bluff then the Laurel Loop with a short break at the creek and a 0.5 mile hike back to the parking area. The park entry fee can be paid at the end of the hike

Hike Leader: Mac McPherson[masked](H)

Car Pool:  N/A

Park Entry Fee: $5.00

Hike rating is based on both the linear distance and elevation change with 400 feet of climbing considered equivalent to 1 mile linear distance. The ratings are:  A=Difficult (greater than 13 miles),  B=Moderately Difficult (10-13 miles), C=Moderate (7-10 miles), D=Easy (less than 7 miles)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I tried to come to hike. Directions link didn't work . I drove 45 min from Bethesda and was there at 915 but couldn't find hike. I was bummed too.

    Lisa

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So bummed. I just got email notice that a spot opened up right when the hike started. I really wanted to go but looks like someone waited till the last minute to cancel. Hopefully we can attend the next hike

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for making me feel so welcome. I had a blast!

    1 · September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to go. Didn't think I'd get in.... bummed. But the next one!

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot make it too. Updated. I would love to attend if you have another one to Birch in the future

    September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We probably can't make this so I changed our RSVP so 2 slots should now be opened up.

    September 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for updating, Lisa!!

      September 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be able to attend this sunday. Can you take me off the list for Birch Bluff

    September 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Madhura, I removed you from the list.

      September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. Just a reminder, to be sure to update your RSVP if your plans change and you will not be attending this hike. There are (5) people on the waitlist. If you are unable to attend, be sure to update your RSVP so someone may have your slot.
    Thank you!!

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hola. I'm new to the area and am trying to find good hiking spots.

    August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hola. I'm new to the area and am trying to find good hiking spots.

    July 28, 2013

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Mc Lean, VA

Founded May 9, 2011

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