Rock Creek Park Northern Section

Washington, DC 20511

Rock Creek Park Northern Section

Rock Creek Park: Northern Section Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The hilly and little-used woodlands of Rock Creek Park’s northern section rank as one of Washington’s best venues for off-street hiking in a wilderness-tinged setting. This 6.8-mile hike consists of a modified loop that accumulates about 700 feet of elevation change.

The major trails are blazed, named, and signposted. There are lots of unmarked trails that take you out of the park, so be sure to follow the blazes. And there are several cross-park trails that you can use to create shorter hikes. Rain makes the unpaved trails muddy; horses make them even muddier."

Rock Creek Park: Northern Section Trip Reports

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8/11/2005
I have been looking for a loop trail for fitness walking and this one is perfect. The trail is well marked and there are several places to begin the 5 mile loop. It is a great place to escape the city for a couple hours.
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Rock Creek Park: Northern Section Photos

Trail Information

6.8 miles
Distance
700 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Wildflowers
Features
202-895-6000, nps.gov/rocr
Local Contacts

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