Rock Creek Park Boulder Bridge Trail

Washington, DC 20511

Rock Creek Park Boulder Bridge Trail

Rock Creek Park: Boulder Bridge Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Northern Rock Creek Park is a haven of wilderness inside the city boundaries. There are historic sites and multiple trails inside the park. The National Park Service manages Rock Creek Park; the hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails; and all the concessions. There are multiple places to picnic and enjoy nature along the trail.

To begin your hike on the Boulder Bridge Trail, park at the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium. The facilities are accessed from Military Road, just north of the National Zoo. The nature center has restrooms and a small bookstore with merchandise pertaining to the region. The ranger can provide a trail map with descriptions of several hikes."

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Trail Information

3.7 miles
Trail Type
Mostly dirt or stony dirt; some pavement; rocky and rooty in places
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3-4 hours
202-895-6000 or
Local Contacts
Sketch map in free NPS Rock Creek Park brochure
Local Maps

Trail Log