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Hike: Glover–Archbold and Palisades Parks, DC

  • to
  • TenleyTown Metro Station

    4501 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC (map)

    38.948085 -77.079440

  • PATC Map N / No Bus

    Long hike:  9-1/2 mi., 1000 ft. ascent, 1200 ft. descent. Moderate hike: 7-1/2 mi., 500 ft. ascent, 800 ft. descent; both with rolling hills.

    Trailhead hike:  Meet at Tenleytown Metro, west side entrance at 9:00 a.m.

    Here’s the perfect break from your pre-holiday frenzy–a convenient, in-town hike in two deeply wooded city parks that many Washingtonians don’t know about, or take for granted.  From Tenleytown, we’ll head south in Glover-Archbold Park, connect with Battery Kemble Park and continue to the C&O Canal Towpath.  Moderate hikers end at the Rossyln Metro, while long hikers make their way via other local trails to the Woodley Park Metro.

    Leaders:  Brian O’Konski  202/[masked] and Frona H. (fronahall<at>


    Reservations: Unlike CHC's usual Saturday bus hikes, signing up for trailhead or carpool hikes is not required. However, if you do sign up, we will have a better idea of the number attending, and you will be notified of any changes in plan.  You only need to contact the hike leaders if you have questions regarding the hike. 

    Cost, what to wear, what to bring: Transportation costs are listed for each hike. Bring sufficient food and water for a day's outing in a day pack or fanny pack with individual First Aid articles, a whistle, and extra clothing according to the season. Sturdy boots or shoes are a necessity. It is recommended to carry 8 oz. of water per mile to be hiked. Gatorade or other electrolyte replacement drinks are also recommended.

    Liability: By RSVPing for a CHC hike, you are acknowledging and accepting that hikers are responsible for their own safety and must assume risks and liability for all outings. CHC leaders, officers, and representatives shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips or Club activities. Hikers are expected to be able to keep a 2 mph pace.

    (Optional) Membership Dues $10.00 per year. Click the "Member dues" link (on the left side of this page) to pay the $10 annual dues to support the Capital Hiking Club.  Dues help pay for the administrative and web costs of running the club, and you will also benefit from a reduced rate for club hikes.

    If the hike is listed as full and your 6 month free trial of the Capital Hiking Club membership has expired, Meetup may prompt you to pay the membership dues. If you choose to pay the membership, you are still not guaranteed a spot on the hike: you can only get a spot on the hike if one opens up. Dues are non-refundable. 

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  • fronahall
    Hike Leader, Paid Member Thru 7-2017,,
    Event Host

    long time member of the hiking club

  • Brian
    Hike Leader, Trails Director, Paid Member Thru 1-2017, Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

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