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This is a lovely forest walk with views and a good climb to the top of Hawksbill Mt. for a finish. We'll meet at the Vienna Metro South lot to carpool at 7am, and ideally start the hike by 9:30am at the Hawksbill trailhead. The finish time is when I expect to be back in Vienna at the latest, but we may take more breaks or go more slowly than expected due to heat. (Normal pace is 2-3 miles an hour maximum) Bring hydration and energy snacks! ** Cell reception in the Park is pretty bad so if you're coming, make sure I know how to find you at the Hawksbill parking area, or at the Vienna South lot meeting point at 7am. Hike description: https://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/HawksbillFranklinCliffs/
A 7-mile loop, listed as easy to moderately difficult, on the banks of The James river in the VA capital. We'll depart from Northern VA at about 8am (our normal carpool collection point is the Vienna Metro NORTH parking lot) and head south, meeting at the The Reedy Creek parking area, on Riverside Drive at Hillcrest Road, at 9:30am. This comes highly recommended by a couple of our members, and I for one know have never hiked near there so i'm game for new steps!. There is a description on alltrails.com. If everyone has time, we'll stop for lunch and maybe a little Richmond exploring once we're done walking. As always, bring water and snacks!
How about a nice climb at a popular spot with nice views at the top? Here's the hike description: https://www.hikingupward.com/OMH/SugarloafMountain/ We'll carpool from NOVA or meet at the parking area at 8:30am. Sturdy shoes, snacks and water would be wise. This is a good workout, there are several steady climbs. I hope you'll enjoy it with us!