Rock Creek Park Historical Loop

Washington, DC 20511

Rock Creek Park Historical Loop

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This short hike takes you away from the city and features three historic sites: Fort DeRussy, Miller Cabin, and Milkhouse Ford.

One of the oldest national parks, Rock Creek Park was designed to create an outdoor haven for city dwellers. Its 1,752 acres include hiking trails, bike trails, a golf course, a tennis center, horse stables and equestrian trails, historic sites, and outdoor entertainment venues. Carter Barron Amphitheater was built in 1950 as part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the capital city. Performances held at the outdoor theater throughout the summer include musicals, plays, and concerts. Among the historic sites that can be visited is Peirce Mill, one of a series of gristmills built along the creek and the only one left today. The jurisdiction of Rock Creek Park extends into Georgetown and includes the Old Stone House at 3051 M St. NW; this is the oldest house in the district, dating back to 1760."

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Trail Information

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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
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Dec 2018