Rock Creek Park

Rock Creek Park is truly a gem and an oasis in our nation’s capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals (including coyotes, raccoons, owls, deer), and the ebb and flow of Rock Creek emanate the delicate aura of the forest. We'll be walking/hiking for 4 miles (about 2 hours). We'll start out along the park's Valley Trail which follows a mainly wooded route along the Rock Creek stream valley. The trail is rated moderate. We'll only spend half the walk on the trail. The other half and return route of the walk will follow easy paths along the creek. There are restrooms at various points along the trail. Directions and meeting location: You'll see the sign for the park at the corner of 16th + Kennedy Streets, NW. Proceed to follow Kennedy Street (
The sign will say Morrow Street) to the far side of the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. We'll meet in the parking lot in front of the tennis center under the Serve Monument (you'll know it when you see it). If in case you can't find our meeting place, running late, or need a ride (the location is not Metro accessible), please call me at (301) 712-5880. Don't forget to bring water. See you there! Albert

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The hike was good because it wasn't too fast and the people were laid back. It wasn't a race, which I liked. The only thing I would say is that the leader could've stopped occasionally to wait for the individuals at the tail end. The people were friendly.

    February 21, 2009

  • Fred R.

    Nice hike. Good leader.

    February 16, 2009

  • John H

    It was a nice day with good people in a pretty place. We stuck to the well-worn main trails - up the creek, down the other side. Pace was more serious hiker than sociable walker.

    February 15, 2009

  • Lee

    Excellent walk. Fun.

    February 15, 2009

  • Bonnie

    Had a good time!

    February 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, Robbie...dogs can come along.

    February 14, 2009

  • Robbie

    Can dogs come? I assume they can, but no it's not great to assume.

    February 14, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Von, if you can make it to the Columbia Heights metro by 10...I can give you a ride. -Albert

    February 8, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone carpool from Germantown, MD?

    February 8, 2009

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