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*****The Center Hiking Club is cautiously, carefully and optimistically reopening the club. Hiking will be different. Leaders are free to post hikes when they want, even during the week. The number of hikers will be limited. and there is a requirement to bring a mask. We will not arrange for carpools. We will require hikers to meet us at the trail head. Hikers will have to RSVP in advance and sign a waiver of liability. Please read the affixed Covid policy and waiver of liability



We are a diverse group of easy going people who enjoy the great outdoors. Our outings range from urban walks to country rambles to mountain hikes. We hike on Saturdays, Sundays, an occasional Tuesday and sometimes at night.

No dogs are allowed on the hikes. But all people who enjoy hiking in the company of others, are welcome.

For a complete listing of Center Hiking Club hikes see our club schedule which is on line. www.centerhikingclub.org/schedule.html

Upcoming events (2)

Ballston to Shirlington and back

Ballston-MU Metro

Sunday January 30, 2022: Ballston to Shirlington and back. Walk 8 moderate miles, through Lubber Run Park and the W O & D trail . Along the way you will see an oudoor theatre, a pretty stream, and tony Shirlington. .Meet at Ballston metro at 10:00 a.m. Hike limited to 20 people plus leader. Bring water.,pack a lunch, boots and hiking stick advisable, ****Only fully vaccinated people allowed on hike- must have booster . Though not required wearing a mask is strongly suggested***Must sign on line waiver to be permitted on the hike and read and accept guidelines.


Leader Debbie K (301)[masked]

Little Falls Watershed Trail and Capital Crescent Trail

Capital Crescent Trail

Saturday, February 26, 7 easy miles

Meet at the River Road entrance to the Capital Crescent (CC) Trail. We'll walk down the Trail to the Little Falls Watershed Trail at Massachusetts Ave. for a 7-mile roundtrip hike to the Potomac River. There, we will find the mouth of the Little Falls Branch. The trail continues to MacArthur Blvd., which we will cross and then walk through the Brookmont Neighborhood. We'll cross over the Clara Barton Parkway to the C&O Canal at Lock 6. It's short walk to Lock 5, where the Little Falls Branch passes under the Canal. Then, there's a scramble along the creek to the Potomac River.

Depending on the weather, there may be an optional lunch in downtown Bethesda's street eatery. Either bring your own, or get take out from the myriad restaurants on Woodmont and Bethesda Aves. There are picnic tables on Woodmont where anyone can sit.

Limited parking is available on the street in front of the Ballroom next to the Washington Episcopal School and in the Whole Foods/Ledo Pizza strip mall parking lot. There is also a parking lot at the Bethesda Community Pool, about 0.5 miles further north along the CC Trail at Little Falls Parkway and Hillandale Ave. (If you want to part at the pool, keep in mind that Little Falls Pkwy is closed on weekends and you would have to enter the lot via Hillandale.)

Bring water, a snack, hiking boots and hiking stick (in case of snow or ice). Only fully vaccinated people are allowed on the hike. You must sign the on line waiver to be permitted on the hike, and read and accept the guidelines.


Leader Edna J. [masked]

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