Rock Creek Park Boulder Bridge Loop

Washington, DC 20511

Rock Creek Park Boulder Bridge Loop

Rock Creek Park: Boulder Bridge Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike is similar to Rock Creek Park’s Rapids Bridge hike, but it goes a little farther and includes Boulder Bridge. Built in 1902, this scenic bridge is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The area that is now Rock Creek Park was inhabited for centuries by Native Americans, most recently the Nacotchtank tribe in the 1500s and 1600s. It is believed that Captain John Smith explored parts of Rock Creek on his ventures up the Potomac River. In the 1700s and 1800s, mills were built along the creek to harvest water power to mill grain and lumber. These mills were phased out after steam power proved more efficient."

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Trail Information

Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Rock Creek Park, 3545 Williamsburg Lane NW, Washington, D.C. 20008; (202) 895-6000;
Local Contacts
National Park Service maps at; trail maps available at the nature center
Local Maps

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Dec 2018