Rock Creek Trail

Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, DC

Distance5.0mi
Elevation Gain586ft
Trailhead Elevation40ft
Top69ft
Elevation Min/Max-2/69ft
Elevation Start/End40/40ft

Rock Creek Trail

Rock Creek Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Washington, District of Columbia. It is within Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway, Georgetown, West Potomac Park, and Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway. It is 5.0 miles long and begins at 40 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 586 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Kenndey Center Parking, Kennedy Center Parking, and other parkings, the Perry Lions Sculpture (elevation 26 feet), Wrestling Bears Sculpture (elevation 56 feet), W J Bryan Statue (elevation 16 feet), and Buffaloes Statue (elevation 75 feet) artworks, the National Zoo Parking Lot E parking, and the Tiger Tracks attraction can be seen along the trail. There are also benches, picnic sites, a water, drinking waters, and a bicycle parking along the trail. The trail ends near the Arts of Peace Statues (elevation 26 feet) artwork. This trail connects with the following: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail, Melvin Hazen Trail, Western Ridge Trail (Moderate) and Valley Trail.

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8/7/2005
I went on a Sunday. Great trail in itself. Nice scenery and pleasent park type setting. Problem is hard to stop and enjoy it without risking being run over by road racer tring to do time trials on trail. They are curtious..... but FAST! Also, cross some road intersections with moderate traffic (heavier later in the day). Dangerous for smaller children or inexperienced riders!
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Trail Information

Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway
Nearby City
Rock Creek Park and Piney Branch Parkway
Parks

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Dec 2018