Tuesday Evening Hike to See DC Waterfront! An Easy 3-4.5 Mile Sneaker Hike to Enjoy the DC Wharf District, Fish Market, Titantic Memorial, and More!
Plenty to see in Southwest DC – the all-new DC District Wharf along Washington Channel by the Tidal Basin, complete with piers, memorials, marinas, stores along the waterfront, the old fish market (still in business!), and many other interesting sites such as the Earth Day Park, Box Car Willie Park, the Southwest Duck Pond, and the Titanic Memorial!
The expected distance is about 3 to 4.5 miles, with options to do a shorter distance of about 3 miles if you want to stop at the Wharf and take a free shuttle bus back to a Metro station, or 4.5 miles to continue walking back to our starting point at Smithsonian Metro station.
Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Washington, DC
Length: Your Choice of 3 or 4.5 Total Miles
Elev. Gain: Minimal
Skill Level: Very Easy and Newbie Friendly Social Sneaker Hike
Season: Good year-round
Trailhead Facilities: Water and restrooms are available along the route.
Park Entry Fee
There is no park entrance fee.
Click Here (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/gear-information.html) for suggestions regarding what to wear and what not to wear for hiking the trails.
We hike rain or shine. Click Here (http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=Washington%2C+DC) to view the forecast for the area where we will be hiking.
Our RSVP and Group Etiquette
Click Here (http://www.meetup.com/Maryland-Hiking/pages/RSVP_Rules_and_Etiquette/) to review our RSVP policies and group etiquette.
Carpool Suggestions and Information
Note that you are responsible for knowing how to get from carpool locations to the venue. Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is not responsible for transportation to and from events or carpools. Suggested carpool times and locations are provided as a courtesy because many members are either new to the area or unfamiliar with a particular hike or venues location. Please use the Comments section below, or reach out via e-mail to make arrangements for carpooling needs and offerings.
If you can drive or want to carpool from additional locations, please post your location and needs in the comment section below. Click Here (http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Atlantic-Hiking-Group/pages/Suggested_Carpool_Locations/?name=Suggested_Carpool_Locations) for a list of suggested carpool locations, each complete with a physical address, GPS coordinates, driving directions and additional carpool information.
For those who need a ride, reach out to the drivers. Make friends, and support the environment — by just offering a ride!
Info on the free DC District Wharf Shuttle back from Wharf area back to L'Enfant Plaza Metro station or one block to east of Smithsonian Metro Station - runs every 10 minutes -
Directions to the Trailhead
Click Here for Directions (http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Atlantic-Hiking-Group/pages/Directions%3A_Smithsonian_Metro_Station) to where we meet for this hike.
Meet & Greet and Sign-In — 5:45-5:55 p.m.
The Hike is at 6:00 p.m.
Please remember we are a volunteer supported organization that values fellowship and camaraderie while practicing good hike etiquette (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/hike-and-trail-etiquette.html)and Leave No Trace (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/leave-no-trace.html) principles. Our hikes are led by generous, dedicated, and qualified MAHG members who volunteer (http://www.meetup.com/Mid-Atlantic-Hiking-Group/pages/9595722/How_To_Join_Our_Leadership_Team!/) as leaders for Mid-Atlantic Hiking Groups volunteer leadership team. Hikes also have a volunteer “sweeper” to help ensure that no hiker is left behind. MAHG volunteers and members are very supportive, encouraging, with a focus on safety while enjoying the excellent camaraderie and benefiting from the many health benefits of hiking and unplugging from the stress of day-to-day life. Sharing what we know and learning from each other is an important part of MAHGs core values, as is our dedication to the conservation of our natural resources and our commitment to the organization's mission (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/). Mid-Atlantic Hiking Group is a volunteer supported tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/mahg-charity.html) and Donations ARE Tax Deductible. Tax ID:[masked] (http://midatlantichikinggroup.org/mahg-charity.html).
🐕 A Well-Mannered, Leashed Fido is Welcome on this Hike!
Let’s have fun out on the trails and see you there.
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