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Due to Covid we are sticking to small groups, no car pooling, requiring masks, and trying to stay spread out. Will reassess as needed.

Welcome! Meet other local hiking enthusiasts to explore what our metropolitan area has to offer. It's our mission to visit some national parks in the country and international hiking destinations as well. If you're a nature lover who wants to take some time out of your busy life to get out in the woods and enjoy waterfalls, wild lives, and amazing views, you belong with this group. Enjoy life and stay in shape! Happy trails!

This meetup group is for adults only. No kids allowed on any hikes this group plans. Hikers assume own risk when sign up on the hikes.

Check out our exciting calendar for upcoming hikes. https://hiking.meetup.com/162/calendar/list/

Upcoming events (2)

Brisk Water Front Hike Alexandria

Jones Point Park Parking

The Alexandria waterfront has been transformed in the last few years and is now hike-able for its entire length. It ias now a lovely walk along the river and through Old Town.
Distance 5-6 miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Hikers: I like a brisk pace . This NOT a good hike for new or out of shape hikers.
If you are not a fast hiker you may be left behind.
If you cannot keep up with the group it is easy to turn around and head back to the starting point.
The trail is mostly well lite, but bring a light for the few spots that are not.
BRING A LIGHT
Trail is almost all paved or gravel.
When: Hike LEAVES at 6:00 Please arrive a few minutes early.
Where to Meet: Jones Point Park parking area, basically under the Wilson Bridge.
We will meet at the far end of the parking area next to the river.
Parking. There is a large parking area.
Facilities: Have not found any public restrooms along the route.
Dogs: No
Rain. I hike rain or shine-bring a raincoat of it looks like rain is a possibility.
Fees: NO entrance fee.
To Bring: Water. Smiles. BRING A LIGHT

Fast Urban Hike-Washington National Cathedral Area.

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW

We will start at the Cathedral-front steps, facing Wisconsin Ave, not any of the numerous side doors. Then walk through the gardens, Dumbarton Oaks, Grover Archibald park, and through neighborhoods, end back at the cathedral.
It will be dark in the woods, very uneven trail. BRING A LIGHT. cell phone light not really adequate.
Distance 7 miles
Duration: about 2 hours
Hikers: I like a brisk pace 3 plus miles per hour. This NOT a good hike for new or out of shape hikers. Average walking pace for most people is 2- 2.5, so be prepared.
If you are not a fast hiker you may be left behind.
If you cannot keep up with the group there are several street crossing where you can head back to the starting point.
BRING A LIGHT
When: Hike LEAVES at 6:00 Please arrive a few minutes early.
Where to Meet: Cathedral-front steps-center doors.
Parking. There is on street parking all around the Cathedral and public in the parking garage under the front.
Metro- One mile walk from Cleveland park Metro
Facilities: Rest rooms are closed.
Dogs: No
Rain. I hike rain or shine-bring a raincoat of it looks like rain is a possibility.
Fees: NO entrance fee.
To Bring: Water. Smiles. BRING A LIGHT

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Fast Urban Hike-Washington National Cathedral Area.

3101 Wisconsin Ave NW

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