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Photos from PoPville – Rock Creek Park

by Prince Of Petworth November 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm 4 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Richard Brundage

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  • ~The Dali Lama of Bloomingdale

    SO how does one “DO” rock creek park? What is the best place to enter it and what direction to walk? I tried it this weekend thinking I would enter at the P street bridge and walk down towards Georgetown, but all I ended up doing is walking up on top of a hill at Rose Park and nowhere near the creek lol. I would want to I guess start in a location that a bus would drop you off or is there a good place for public parking while hiking? What do you suggest oh good people of POPville?

    • mwmp

      I like to hop in at dumbarton and head north towards the zoo :)

    • parker

      That part of the park is okay, but very dominated by the parkway. An easy short walk would be to start in Cleveland Park on Connecticut (or Reno/34th), take the Hazen trail East then walk up near Piney Branch to Mt Pleasant.
      The really woodsy park of the park is further North. Beach Drive is closed above Broad Branch on the weekend but not really accessible by public transit. You could take the S bus and walk down from 16th Street or it’s a pretty easy bike ride or long-ish run. The Valley Trail and the Ridge trail are the two mail hiking trails and there are a ton of smaller side trails with all sorts of interesting surprises.

    • Take any of the S buses up to 16th and Kennedy on a weekend/holiday. There’s both a trail head that starts there near the tennis courts, or you can walk down Morrow Dr and loop onto Beach. If you walk south, you can follow Beach drive and then the path past Pierce Mill and to the zoo. This stretch is about 3 miles, and very lovely.


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