Category: Local 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”

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.

Tibbet Knob

This short hike rewards you with some of the best panoramic views in the region.

Big Schloss

Big Schloss, a relatively short hike in the George Washington National Forest provides gorgeous views and good workout in the first mile then gentle hills.

Old Rag

Old Rag is extremely popular among D.C. area hikers – new and experienced! The popularity of this hike is well-earned not just because of the nearly mile long boulders that require jumping, crawling and even climbing, but also because of the many beautiful views… Continue Reading “Old Rag”