Let's meet at Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center for an end-of-year hike along the Four Mile Run Trail!
The route: From the parking lot of Barcroft Sport and Fitness Center, we’ll cross the bridge onto the Four Mile Run Trail and follow it upstream all the way to Bluemont Park and return.
This in an out-and-back hike with a total distance of almost 6 miles of smiles. The surface is paved woodland trails along streambeds, with slight inclines here and there. This easy hike should take about 2 hours at a moderate pace.
Google map: http://tinyurl.com/znwa6we
How to get there:
• Driving - The fitness center is about a mile west of I-395 along South Four Mile Run Drive. From I-395S, take Exit 7 (Shirlington), turn right on S. Shirlington Road, the 2nd left onto S Four Mile Run Drive, and the fitness center will be on your left. From I-395N, take Exit 6 (Shirlington), a slight left at the fork for N Quaker Lane (follow signs for Shirlington) followed by a slight right onto S Shirlington Rd, turn left onto S Four Mile Run, and proceed to the fitness center, which will be on the left.
• Metro - There is a bus stop (S Four Mile Run Dr & #4191) located across Four Mile Run from the fitness center, serviced by buses 22A and 22C. Check timetables here: http://tinyurl.com/jeron8k
What to bring: Water, comfy shoes, and your furry friend if desired. The layered look is fashionable for changing temperatures, and a camera might be a handy accessory.
Weather: The forecast is mostly sunny, a high temperature of 46F and SW winds at 8 to 10 mph. Updates here: http://tinyurl.com/lfhwjnn
Advisory: As a reminder, this is an adult group, and you are ultimately responsible for your own safety and well-being during events. No one under 18 years of age is allowed at this event, either as members or as guests, to include babies in carriers and/or strollers.
Administrative stuff: The Barcroft Sport & Fitness Center has restrooms and drinking fountains, as does Glencarlyn and Bluemont Parks, which we will pass during our walk.
• Barcroft Sports and Fitness Center, 4200 S Four Mile Run Dr, Arlington, VA 22206,[masked]. http://tinyurl.com/pd3wx3e