Category: Hikes

Mary’s Rock

At just over 3 miles, Mary’s Rock is a short hike but yet manages to provides a good work out, offers expansive views from the summit, and is very pet-friendly. ROUTE SUMMARY The trailhead is at the end of the Meadow Spring parking area… Continue Reading “Mary’s Rock”

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Tucked at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range which rise up to over 13,000 feet in Colorado, Great Sand Dunes National Park, home to sand dunes rising up to 750 feet, is truly a unique and exotic wilderness wonder. Created as… Continue Reading “Great Sand Dunes National Park”

Grand Canyon National Park

Each national park has it’s own beauty, specialness and some even have iconic status, but Grand Canyon National Park stands above them all. It is one of the most well-known parks and over 6 million people visit this wonderous place on any given year.… Continue Reading “Grand Canyon National Park”

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park has been on my list of must travel places for as long as I can remember. As an East Coaster, I’ve always appreciated that a national park jewel existed on this coast too! I will admit the more popular parks in… Continue Reading “Acadia National Park”

Roosevelt Island

Located immediately outside of the city and the Mount Vernon Trail, Roosevelt Island, a tribute to President Teddy Roosevelt, is a gem among the local outdoor spaces in the D.C. area. Parking for the island is right off the GW Parkway and the entrance… Continue Reading “Roosevelt Island”

Sugarloaf Mountain

The Mountain Loop Trail on Sugarloaf Mountain is a moderate, beautiful hike with a lot of gradual ups and downs.

West Side Trail

The West Side Trail at the National Arboretum is picturesque walk surrounded my trees, plants and open sky.

Little Schloss

Little Schloss is a challenging hike without the crowds and spectacular views.

Annapolis Rocks

Annapolis Rocks is a challenging but manageable introduction to hiking on the Appalachian Trail.

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