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Washington D.C. Hiking


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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation's Capital

By Beth Homicz

Homicz Beth
Paperback (288 pages)

AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation s Capital
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  • AMC s Best Day Hikes Near Washington D C Four Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland Virginia and the Nation s Capital
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Fully revised and updated, this guide offers 50 of the best hikes in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia that can be completed in less than a day. From the ancient rock faces of Calvert Cliffs State Park to the bountiful meadows of northern Virginia, from Chesapeake watersheds to the shores of the Potomac River, visitors and residents alike will delight in the richness of trail experiences in and around D.C.

Hikes range from easier strolls past some of the city's iconic historical monuments and famous cherry trees, to the gorgeous and challenging Harpers Ferry. Each trip includes a detailed map, plus summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level. The book's at-a-glance trip planner highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for canine companions. The trips in this guide will leave you itching to lace up your boots and explore the natural bounty that surrounds the nation's capital.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.: Including Suburban and Outlying Areas of Maryland and Virginia

By Renee Sklarew

Menasha Ridge Press
Paperback (256 pages)

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C.: Including Suburban and Outlying Areas of Maryland and Virginia
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From Downtown through the suburbs to the mountains in the west and the marshlands in the east, the Washington metro area has something to offer anyone looking for a good hike.


Part of the most comprehensive hiking series in print, the full color 3rd edition of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Washington, D.C. is a complete revision by local travel writers Rachel Cooper and Renee Sklarew. The new issue features a wider collection of trails specifically designed for day trips. With options that range from easy to challenging, families and serious hikers will find both inspiration and detailed information to guide their exploration of the many trails within roughly an hour’s drive of the metro area.


Get the most up-to-date hiking information in the new edition including:
  • 23 new hikes including metro and wheelchair accessible trails
  • Revised routes with many loop trails
  • Updated maps and new photos now in full color
  • Detailed directions and information about hours, facilities and restrictions
  • Descriptions of flora, fauna and wildlife hikers are likely to see
  • Options for additional activities and points of interest nearby


    Readers looking for new places to explore will discover a bounty of sites, some well-known and beloved, while others remain hidden gems ripe for exploration.
  • Moon Take a Hike Washington DC: 80 Hikes within Two Hours of the City (Moon Outdoors)

    By Theresa Dowell Blackinton

    Moon Travel
    Released: 2013-05-21
    Paperback (328 pages)

    Moon Take a Hike Washington DC: 80 Hikes within Two Hours of the City (Moon Outdoors)
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    Historic grounds, mountain terrain, beachside and waterfalls surround Washington DC. Because of the stunning scenery around the city, hiking in Washington DC is more than a trek around town. Travel writer Theresa Dowell Blackinton shows you the best hikes in and around Washington DC. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 hours to reach by car, with details on public transportation options and clear directions on how to reach the trailhead. Theresa has compiled lists of her favorite hikes, including Best Historical Hikes, Best Kid-Friendly Hikes, and Best for Viewing Wildlife.

    Let Theresa show you all the worthwhile hikes, from short, flat routes suitable for families to day-long, steep treks for more advanced hikes. Each hike profile contains practical information including point-by-point trail navigation, contact information, facilities, fees, parking instructions, and an easy-to-use map for each trail. From metropolitan DC to Shenandoah National Park and on to Chesapeake Bay, your trip begins with Moon Take a Hike Washington DC.

    Best Hikes Near Washington, D.C. (Best Hikes Near Series)

    By Bill Burnham

    Falcon Guides
    Paperback (256 pages)

    Best Hikes Near Washington, D.C. (Best Hikes Near Series)
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    Best Hikes Near

    Who says you have to travel far from home for a great hike? With these information-packed guides in hand, you have everything you need for the adventure you seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpack. Each featured hike includes everything about the trail: location, length, hiking time, and level of difficulty, and if Fido should come along. Other features include:

    - Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g., for particular attractions such as waterfalls or for families with kids)

    - Full-color photos throughout

    - Information on the area’s history, geology, flora, and fauna

    - Full-color maps of each trail

    60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC: Including Suburban and Outlying Areas of Maryland and Virginia (2nd Edition) (60 Hikes - Menasha Ridge)

    By Paul Elliott

    MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
    Paperback (346 pages)

    60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC: Including Suburban and Outlying Areas of Maryland and Virginia (2nd Edition) (60 Hikes - Menasha Ridge)
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    From in-town urban hikes and walks to scenic suburban forays to world-class area wilderness hikes, Washington, D.C. offers great opportunities for nature-lovers. This book guides locals and visitors to the wealth of possibilities here for every season, including a ridgetop trek on Massanutten Mountain, a leisurely walk through Prince William Forest Park, and a breathtaking tour of the 7.5-mile U.S. National Arboretum with its dwarf conifer forests, dawn redwoods, and Fern Valley. Detailed profiles of each site help readers determine the best hike according to length, time needed, difficulty, and scenery. The book covers special interests too — hikes that are sure to please children, wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs, waterfall watchers, and much more.

    Best Hikes with Kids: Washington DC, The Beltway & Beyond

    By Jennifer Chambers

    Brand: Mountaineers Books
    Released: 2014-08-20
    Paperback (304 pages)

    Best Hikes with Kids: Washington DC, The Beltway & Beyond
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    • Best Hikes W/kids Washingtn Dc
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    * A range of easy to challenging hikes for kids of all ages and within a 2-hour drive of the DC area

    * Most hikes feature water, rocks, historical sites, natural areas, or parks―all fun to explore!

    * Lots of tips and tricks for hiking with kids



    Best Hikes with Kids: Washington DC the Beltway & Beyond showcases more than 65 family-friendly hikes in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area, extending to within a two-hour drive radius and including the eastern ridges of Shenandoah National Park. Longtime environmental educator, hiking guide, and mother of two, Jennifer Chambers introduces families in the DC area to a variety of trail options while also helping them to spend quality time together discovering nature.



    Each hike has been chosen for its engaging physical features and landscape along a natural surface trail, in addition to the accessibility of the trailhead for busy families with children of all ages. A selection of trails also accommodates the use of a jogging stroller. Trails range from easy to difficult in order to provide a physical challenge for families whose children are very active or of an age to successfully complete the hike―and have a lot fun!

    AMC's Best Day Hikes near Washington, D.C.: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation's Capital

    By Stephen Mauro

    Globe Pequot Press
    Paperback (288 pages)

    AMC s Best Day Hikes near Washington, D.C.: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation s Capital
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    • Authors: Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz
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    A guide to 50 of the best day hikes in the Washington, D.C., area.

    National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C. (National Geographic Walking Guides)

    By Barbara Noe Kennedy

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
    Released: 2017-03-07
    Paperback (192 pages)

    National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C. (National Geographic Walking Guides)
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    • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
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    See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Washington, D.C., is full of information about the city and its people.

    Best Easy Day Hikes Washington, D.C. (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

    By Louise Baxter

    Louise Baxter
    Paperback (104 pages)

    Best Easy Day Hikes Washington, D.C. (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)
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    • Best Easy Day Hikes Washington D C
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    Best Easy Day Hikes Washington, D.C. includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.



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