Best Hikes Near Washington D.C. Guide Book

by Bill and Mary Burnham (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Washington DC  by Bill and Mary Burnham

256pp/color maps/color photos
ISBN: 0762746955

Who says you have to travel far from home for a great hike? With these information-packed guides in hand, you have everything you need for the adventure you seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpack. Each featured hike includes everything about the trail: location, length, hiking time, and level of difficulty, and if Fido should come along. Other features include: - Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g., for particular attractions such as waterfalls or for families with kids) - Full-color photos throughout - Information on the area’s history, geology, flora, and fauna - Full-color maps of each trail

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C." Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 29.
... Preview: Parkers Creek is the centerpiece of the American Chestnut Land Trust's BID-acre holdings in Calvert County. The creek's tidal salt marshes, upland forest of oak and hickory, and its many tributaries a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Saint Leonard, MD - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A number of ways exist to approach a hike in Arlington National Cemetery. With its acres of tree-shaded lawn and rows of uniform white tombstones, is a refuge of calm and contemplation. From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
, DC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 6.1
... Preview: Bull Run Mountain combines the beauty of mountainous woodlands with a rich historical backdrop. From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Lake Manassas, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: A shallow sea once covered all of southern Maryland. When it receded twenty to twenty-five million years ago, the steep shoreline now known as Calvert Cliffs were exposed and began to erode. They're s ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Saint Leonard, MD - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Easy strolls and rugged climbs typify the diversity on the 25 miles of trails through the 5,770-acre park, located on the easternmost ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Park overlooks include Hog Rock ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Thurmont, MD - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 8.9
... Preview: Cedarville State Forest protects Zekiah Swamp Run ranked Maryland's most ecological diverse stream, notable for its rare and endangered plants. From its source in a moist bog of sphagnum moss, the str ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Brandywine, MD - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: The views from three high points on this hike are matched only by the impressive McAfee Falls, Maryland's highest. From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Thurmont, MD - Hiking - Trail Length: 13.5
... Preview: The 4,000-acre area rises in a series of steep inclines to the crest of the Blue Ridge, with elevations ranging from 700 to 2,200 feet. The scenery is diverse, from fruit orchards surrounding old home ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Upperville, VA - Fishing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Gambrill State Park protects the lower third of the Catoctin Mountain chain. The Catoctin Trail, one of Maryland's premiere long-distance footpaths, begins here. The park and its trails date back to c ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Middletown, MD - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 7.4
... Preview: Washington's stream valley parks are a world apart from the city streets that are within earshot throughout this 72-mile hike. The trails follow small brooks through centuries-old forests in a world w ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
, DC - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 12.3
... Preview: For generations, Great Falls was simply an obstacle to the flow of goods from western farms to eastern seaports. To walk along cliffs that line the river and delve into the Piedmont forest and study t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Potomac, MD - Climbing,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: A public relations effort by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas in 1954 saved the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and towpath from a different fate: The National Park Service had proposed paving the r ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Potomac, MD - Climbing,Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 9.1
... Preview: This "quadruple crown" of hikes touches on four high points in three different states: Split Rock in Virginia, Maryland Heights and Stone Fort in Maryland, and Jefferson Rocks in West Virginia. Front ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Harper's Ferry, WV - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 12.1
... Preview: At a wide spot on the Patuxent River, this 2,OOO-acre preserve is crisscrossed by 8 miles of trails. Our 4.5-mile loop, while not accessing every trail, manages to keep you in the woods the entire tim ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Bristol, MD - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: Leesylvania State Park's trails are short, easy to hike, and fun. You'll find a virtual textbook worth of American history along the Lee's Woods Historic Trail. From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Woodbridge, VA - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: The grasslands and forests of Manassas National Battlefield Park offer a bucolic setting for a day hike that is steeped in Civil War history. A blue-blazed trail stick marks a rerouting of the First M ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Manassas, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: Bordered by Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Pohick Bay Regional Park, and Gunston Hall historic plantation, 7,873-acre Mason Neck State Park is part of 5,600 acres of remarkably undisturbed wildl ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Mason Neck, VA - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: Nearly 2 miles in length, anchored by memorials from end to end, the National Mall today embodies the spirit, if not the exact design, of Pierre-Charles L'Enfant's original vision for Washington, D.C: ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
, DC - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 4.6
... Preview: Peaks and waterfalls surely rank as prime motivators-and rewards-for a day spent hiking, and doubly so if you work hard to get there. From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Bentonville, VA - Hiking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: Patuxent Research Refuge offers a pleasant contrast to the sprawl of Washington D.C., and Baltimore. Set in the metro corridor between these two cities, it protects almost 13,000 acres of woodlands wi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near Washington D.C."
Odenton, MD - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 12