Wednesday Hike in Rock Creek Park!
Let's go for a midweek hike in Rock Creek Park! The evenings are warm and long and the winding hilly trails of the park are calling you. A nice evening walk away with new friends is just the thing to get you through the work week. We only have another month or so to do these evening hikes before it gets dark too early.
Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. This 1,754-acre city park was officially authorized in Protected content , making it the 3rd national park to be designated by the federal government. It offers visitors the opportunity to escape the bustle of the city and find a peaceful refuge, recreation, fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and thousands of years of human history.
We will meet at the picnic shelter across from Peirce Mill begin the hike at 6:00. We will do a short loop and come back to the shelter at around 6:20 to pick up any latecomers. We will head then north on the Western Ridge trail as far as we can go before looping back to Peirce Mill by around 8:00.
Length: Protected content , depending on our pace.
Pace: Protected content
Difficulty: Moderate, hilly at times, dirt and rock trail.
What to wear: Comfortable athletic wear, athletic sneakers or hiking shoes.
What to bring: Water (it will be hot - it's August in DC!), Insect repellant - lots of insects this summer :-(
About Peirce Mill: The most successful water-powered gristmill along Rock Creek, Peirce Mill ran commercially from the Protected content until Protected content . Restored in the Protected content , 1970s, and the first decade of the 21st Century, the mill today serves as an educational site connecting visitors to Rock Creek Park's rich heritage.
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