Capital Crescent Trail

Bethesda, Maryland

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Very popular with local commuters, this shady, gently descending paved rail-trail travels through historic areas in Maryland and Washington, D.C., offering views of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, the Potomac River, and several attractive old railway crossings.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.

by Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Very popular with local commuters, this shady, gently descending paved rail-trail travels through historic areas in Maryland and Washington, D.C., offering views of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, the Potomac River, and several attractive old railway crossings.

©  Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bethesda
Distance: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.0 to 4.5 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Contacts: Elm Street Park
Local Maps: USGS: Washington West
Driving Directions: Directions to Capital Crescent Trail

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Apr 2018