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    • Marietta, Pennsylvania

      Climb At Chickies Rock

      From parking at the fairly new lot on Furnace Road, head down river on the walking trail about a half mile to an obvious large face next to the train tracks. From here you choose from a variety of routes including some two pitch routes like Witches’ Brew 5.4 to Main Street 5.5 over to some of the...
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    • Boyds, Maryland

      Hike or Bike the Hoyles Mill Trail

      9.16 mi / 390 ft gain
      Park on Clarksburg Road (see map) and head onto the marked trail. It can get muddy at times so pack accordingly. Great for kids, and dog friendly too. 
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    • Washington, District of Columbia

      Visit Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

      4.5
      1.5 mi
      The Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are a unique spot in Washington, D.C. The grounds are full of ponds, boardwalks, and a trail that connects you to the Anacostia River Trail. The main draw of this park are the ponds full of lotus flowers. During the summer months, they grow tall with colors ranging ...
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    • Dickerson, Maryland

      Hike the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

      4.7
      6.05 mi / 1509 ft gain
      Park on Sugarloaf Mountain Drive (as indicated on the map below) to access the trail. It is open from March-November and is dog friendly. 
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    • Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

      Hike Quaker Race's Lakeside Trail

      4.0
      3 mi
      This trail is best accessed from the Quaker Race Day Use Area or from the Cabin Colony for cabin occupants. This trail has a dirt or rocky surface, uneven terrain and one steep but short hill. This trail connects to Lakeside Trail at its end to form a 3-mile loop that passes through diverse habit...
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    • Washington, District of Columbia

      Hike the Soapstone Valley Trail

      4.0
      2 mi
      This is an out-and-back trail that starts and ends on different roads, but you will have better luck parking on Albemarle Street NW (where I have indicated the trailhead is on the map). This is a long street with plenty of street parking, just pay attention to the signs to see how long you can le...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Hike Catoctin Mountain

      4.5
      8.4 mi / 1370 ft gain
      Park at Catoctin Mountain Visitor Center. The hike starts at the end of the gravel parking lot across from the visitor center. This is definitely a popular hiking location, so come early on the weekends to guarantee a parking spot and to avoid the crowds. To start, take the right trail towards th...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Hike Chimney Rock at Catoctin Mountain Park

      4.2
      5 mi / 600 ft gain
      Chimney Rock is the quintessential breathtaking view that makes a hike worthwhile. By parking at the most northeast parking lot on the trail map you are able to include the sweeping views of Thurmont Vista, and Wolf Rock on your way to Chimney Rock. Highly recommend visiting in the fall, and on w...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Hike the Catoctin Mountain Extended Loop Trail

      4.5
      8.6 mi / 1696 ft gain
      This 8.6 mile loop trail in Catoctin Mountain Park is good for both hikers and trail runners. This loop is the larger loop in the park, comprised of Cunningham Falls, Hog Rock, Blue Ridge Summit, Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock, and Chimney Rock. The trail gets a moderate rating because it's mostly roc...
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    • Thurmont, Maryland

      Cat Rock via Old Misery Trail

      3.0
      2.89 mi / 797 ft gain
      The best place to park is on Catoctin Hollow Road in the parking lot that's on the same side of the road as the lake. It's not a huge lot but we were here mid-summer around 10 am and found a spot easily. The trailhead is on the other side of the street from this parking lot; there is a sign letti...
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    • Stevensville, Maryland

      Bike or Run the Kent Island South Trail

      12 mi / 20 ft gain
      Run, bike, walk or use any other means to travel this paved route from the Romacoke Pier Park up to the Metapeake Public Beach.  6 miles one way, this path is paved the entire way and stays off the main road.  Public parking at either end and beautiful views of the bay.  The path winds through fo...
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    • Smithsburg, Maryland

      Hike to Cunningham Falls

      4.2
      2.8 mi
      This 78-foot waterfall, among the largest in the state, is easily accessible by two short trails. Lower Trail (0.5 miles) leads directly to the falls, whereas Cliff Trail (0.75 miles) has slightly more difficult terrain and takes you to a viewing platform. To lengthen the adventure, Hunting Creek...
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    • McLean, Virginia

      Hike at Turkey Run Park, McLean

      4.0
      2 mi / 200 ft gain
      Turkey Run Park is available to hikers year-around and is located just off of George Washington Parkway in McLean, Virginia. The exits are clearly marked and you simply drive to parking lot C-1 to start this hike.Turkey Run has numerous trail options available but I chose an out-and-back. When yo...
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    • Washington, District of Columbia

      National Mall in Washington D.C.

      4.7
      4.99 mi / 89 ft gain
      Everyone has so many things on their plates these days that take all their time up. It is hard to get away for adventures or to experience new things. The National Mall in Washington D.C. is within an hour from millions of people on the East Coast. This centralized location makes the National Mal...
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    • Great Falls, Virginia

      Hike from Riverbend Regional Park to Great Falls National Park

      5.0
      2.5 mi / 75 ft gain
      This hike utilizes the Potomac Heritage Trail from Riverbend Park to Great Falls National Park. This section is an easy, mostly flat trail that will take you along the Potomac until you reach Great Falls National Park. When you reach Riverbend Park turn right into the parking lot. At the end of t...
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    • Great Falls, Virginia

      Canoe from Algonkian Regional Park to Riverbend Park

      4.0
      Starting at Algonkian Regional Park and ending at Riverbend Park, this 8.5 mile canoe trip is a perfect way to get away from the traffic that is Northern Virginia.  Paddling hard, people have completed it in 4 hours.  It can easily be turned into an all day trip lasting 8 or more hours, if paddli...
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