Columbus Day Rock Creek Park Stroll

Silver Spring Metro Station

8400 Colesville Road · Silver Spring, MD

How to find us

We'll gather just outside the main entrance of the Metro station along Colesville Road.

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Join us for this leisurely holiday stroll through the northern tip of Rock Creek Park. We’ll be starting at the Silver Spring Metro station at 10 a.m., gathering just outside the main entrance along Colesville Road. From there, we’ll make our way through the neighborhoods to the trailhead at the corner of Parkside Dr NW and West Beach Dr NW. If you prefer to drive, you can meet us at the trailhead (on the east side of the road) at 10.30 a.m. There should be available street parking in the neighborhood, but read the street signs carefully. The total hike will be about five miles. If you are joining us at the trailhead, it is about three miles. It is an easy path which follows Rock Creek, and there is little elevation change. Dogs are welcome, but the official Park rules say to keep them on a leash. After the walk, some of us will check out downtown Silver Spring and grab a bite to eat somewhere. Hope to see you there!