This 12 mile moderate (3 blisters), linear hike explores the Cabin John Valley of Suburban Maryland, and from Union Arch Bridge, continues through the 7 locks area on the C&O Canal to Carderock Recreation Area. The Cabin John trail is mostly wooded, on gentle terrain, and popular among local bikers, runners, and dog walkers. It is periodically connected via sidewalks and road crossings.
To carpool, meet at the Carderock Recreation Area: After entering the Carderock area and going under the canal, turn right and park in the first lot on the left (http://goo.gl/CnYeFV). A car shuttle is required for this linear hike.
Leaders: Vicky Hsu 443/[masked] or [masked] and Mike Darzi [masked].