Rock Creek Valley and Ridge

This is a 13-mile circuit hike on Rock Creek Park trails with some stiff climbing. Moderate pace (3 mi/hr). We will start at the DC line and hike along the Valley Trail to our half-way lunch spot at a restaurant in Woodley Park. We will then descend back into the Rock Creek valley and return via the Western Ridge Trail. Bring money for lunch ($20).

Rating: A

Leader: Mano Malayanur[masked]

Meet: 8 a.m. at Carderock Rec Area

Car Pool Fee: $2

SPEF: None

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  • Byron

    Also sorry Going for a shorter group hike due to rain. Will still be drenched.

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry too I'm not going the weather

    January 10, 2014

  • Jin, Z

    Sorry. Change to gym workout. It will be a raining day.

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Who is actually going based on tomorrow's forecast?

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't be able to make it this time. Be prepared for a wet hike as the forecast is 100% chance of rain for tomorrow.

    January 10, 2014

  • Byron

    Look forward to it..

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone I can carpool with from Alexandria? I'm in the Mt Vernon area off route 1. Can meet at Metro (Hungtington, King st, Springfield) or your place.

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Love hikes!

    January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are dogs welcome on this hike?

    December 26, 2013

    • Monster

      Dogs are allowed in the park; however please keep in mind some of the associated challenges for this particular hike if you decide to bring your dog: (a) Per DC regulations dogs must be on a four-foot leash (b) Will the dog interact normally with deer if encountered? (c) The hike is 13 miles long. Would that be an issue for the dog? And (d) We plan to eat at a restaurant half way. How will the dog be managed during that time?

      December 26, 2013

  • Skysusan

    Mano, is this something I can do? sky

    October 21, 2013

    • Monster

      I think so; there are some climbs but no rocks or anything.

      1 · October 21, 2013

    • Skysusan

      Hahaha... Someone can hold my hand on the downhill if need be! hugs, sky

      October 21, 2013

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  • Monster
    Director of Entertainment/Hike Leader, Organizer
    Event Host
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Mc Lean, VA

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