60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC Guide Book

by Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles Washington, DC  by Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper

291pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9781634040822

From Downtown through the suburbs to the mountains in the west and the marshlands in the east, the Washington metro area has something to offer anyone looking for a good hike.

© 2017 Renee Sklarew and Rachel Cooper /Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: Loudoun County's Regional Park is chock-full of outdoor activities, including some protected nature preserves. Located on the Potomac River, the trail consists of shoreline strolls, forested paths, an ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Sterling, VA - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.5 miles
... Preview: The Anacostia Riverwalk is a 20-mile multiuse trail that is under construction along the east and west banks of the Anacostia River, stretching from Prince George’s County in Maryland to Washington, D ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
, DC - Hiking,Road Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 2.1 miles
... Preview: On this beautiful segment of the Appalachian Trail, hikers wind up and down through a variety of terrain, visiting two states (Virginia and West Virginia) and crossing a rocky ridge to a scenic vista. ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Bluemont, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2 miles
... Preview: With more than a dozen hiking trails totaling 20 miles among rolling hills and frontage along Goose Creek, Banshee Reeks is Loudoun County’s only nature preserve. Most of the trails are short and can ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Leesburg, VA - Hiking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 3.6 miles
... Preview: Offering close-up views of the thundering Great Falls as well as calmer sections of the Potomac River, the Billy Goat Trail is a favorite for local hikers. It has three segments: A (1.7 miles), B (1.4 ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Potomac, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 8 miles
... Preview: Situated in northern Montgomery County, this park is an attractive locale where hikers can vigorously roam suburban parkland. It features a large lake, rolling woodlands, meadows, and a seasonal varie ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Boyds, MD - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 8.1 miles
... Preview: Brookside Gardens and Wheaton Regional Park are two of Montgomery County’s most popular parks, giving hikers opportunities to see a variety of attractions while enjoying the natural environment. Montg ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Wheaton, MD - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 4.4 miles
... Preview: The 18-mile trail winds through four adjoining parks in south western Fairfax County, Virginia, providing a picturesque hike. The 5-mile stretch described here, starting at Hemlock Overlook Regional P ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Clifton, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5 miles
... Preview: The 5-mile trail that loops around Burke Lake is well maintained and offers one of the most scenic hikes in the area, with panoramic views all along the trail. The 218-acre man-made lake was built on ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Fairfax, VA - Hiking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 5.1 miles
... Preview: Scenery, exercise, and glimpses of history—the C&O Canal Towpath has it all, and it is almost completely level. This close-in segment in Montgomery County features a waterfall, a visitor center, and ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Potomac, MD - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 5.4 miles
... Preview: The C & O Canal Towpath offers multiple sections of trails, each with its own unique features. Here, the dynamic rock faces at Carderock are a favorite place for local climbers, and this section is on ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Potomac, MD - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 4.7 miles
... Preview: A favorite destination for kids and dog walkers, Cabin John Regional Park encompasses the Locust Grove Nature Center, a miniature train, Bethesda Big Train 1A Pro Baseball Stadium, a huge playground, ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Bethesda, MD - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Walking - Trail Length: 3 miles
... Preview: Famous for the abundance of fossils and prehistoric shark teeth found along the sandy beaches of the Chesapeake Bay, Calvert Cliffs State Park is a popular destination for hikers and beachcombers alik ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Lusby, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7 miles
... Preview: A former railroad right-of-way, the multi-use trail curves through close-in suburban Maryland and Northwest Washington. Its paved lower segment provides hikers with a good workout and scenic outing in ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
, DC - Hiking,Rail-Trails,Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 5.5 miles
... Preview: This national park north of Frederick in Maryland’s Blue Ridge region is endowed with a touch of wilderness, a sense of history, and exceptional vistas. Located scarcely 60 miles northwest of Washingt ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Thurmont, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.7 miles
... Preview: The park has 19.5 miles of marked trails that wander through the quiet forests of Prince George’s and Charles Counties, past pine plantations planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. T ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Brandywine, MD - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.4 miles
... Preview: Beginning at Theodore Roosevelt Island, this hike is a modified loop to maximize views and stops at points of interest along Columbia Island. Hidden in plain sight, the island lies on the Potomac Rive ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Arlington, VA - Hiking,Road Biking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 4.5 miles
... Preview: With more than 690 acres located in southern Prince George’s County, Cosca Regional Park features recreational areas and a nature center that offers a variety of interpretive programs hosted by park n ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Clinton, MD - Hiking,Walking - Trail Length: 1.2 miles
... Preview: Located near Thurmont, Maryland, Cunningham Falls features a beautiful 78-foot cascading waterfall, the largest cascading waterfall in the state, attracting visitors from around the region. Cunningham ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
Thurmont, MD - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Walking - Trail Length: 1 mile
... Preview: Difficult Run Stream Valley Trail follows the dramatic, fast-moving Difficult Run stream until it joins the Potomac River. The National Park Service maintains the well-marked trail with blazes and sig ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC"
McLean, VA - Hiking,Trail Running,Walking - Trail Length: 2.8 miles