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 which is fairly large with flush toilets and portable water. Although... Continue Reading →
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 is on the right at the end of the parking lot... Continue Reading →
This blog is called hiking misadventures for a reason! On our hike up McAfee Knob, the most photographed spot on the Appalachian Trail, I accidentally missed the turn for the AT and hiked up the fire road until the last 1.3 miles to the overlook but this worked in our favor because the climb was... Continue Reading →
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 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 the hike offers. The crew ready to take on Old Rag!... Continue Reading →