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Come ride our bus to day-hike adventures at the region's many beautiful outdoor destinations! Experience the trails 52 weeks a year with Capital Hiking Club, a non-profit group that's been operating since 1937, welcoming the public to join us on all hikes. We specialize in hiking options that challenge a range of skill levels and fulfill the varied interests of our hikers. Saturday weekly hikes: Long hikes of 9-12 miles and shorter hikes of 5-9 miles, plus social time with post-hike refreshments. The Club's bus picks up hikers from centrally located 16th and I Streets in downtown DC and makes pick-up stops in either VA or MD (depending on the destination) for most Saturday hikes. Occasional trailhead or carpool hikes are offered. We also lead moonlight hikes on the C&O Canal Towpath as well as full-moon hikes downtown.

*** Find the complete quarter's hiking schedule by going to http://www.capitalhikingclub.org ***



To provide the Washington, DC metropolitan area with safe, quality hiking and outdoor activities, and to promote fellowship, the sport of hiking, and love and respect for natural environments.

Our values are:

Safety – to ensure that all Club activities are conducted in the safest possible manner

Inclusion – to welcome persons interested in the sport of hiking without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, or economic circumstance

Accessibility – to provide hiking opportunities in the Washington, DC area, within reach by public transportation to the extent possible

Preservation – to promote love and respect for, and preservation of, natural environments

Community – to foster fellowship among those who take part in the Club's activities

Volunteerism – to develop a core group who support the Club by such means as leading hikes, serving on committees and the Executive Board, and assisting with other necessary tasks

Longevity – to employ sound management and financial principles to ensure the continued existence of the Capital Hiking Club as a going concern

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CANCELED -- Hike: Susquehanna State Park, MD

16th & I Street NW, SE Corner, Washington DC

Hike: Sugarloaf Mountain, MD

16th & I Street NW, SE Corner, Washington DC


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