Running Around Town:  Washington, D.C. 

Rock Creek Trail, Maryland
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asphalt, mostly shaded, rolling hills
 Segment in Miles Cumulative
Miles

Miles
Remaining

Beach Drive (gate closes traffic)/Western Ridge Trail; Rock Creek National Park/Maryland border 0.00 14.18
bridge over Rock Creek on R 0.19 0.19 13.99
Wyndale Rd on L 0.04 0.23 13.95
R/L at parking/foot bridge & Meadowbrook Park 0.34 0.57 13.61
BL to stay on Meadowbrook La 0.29 0.86 13.32
East-West Hwy 0.26 1.12 13.06
East-West Hwy & Meadowbrook Ln; Crescent Trail is R & straight 0.02 1.14 13.04
water fountain (closed in winter) 0.11 1.25 12.93
OHR Kodesh Congegation & Meadowbrook Park parking 0.04 1.29 12.89
RR bridge underpass 0.21 1.50 12.68
wooden bridge over Rock Creek 0.20 1.70 12.48
BR after at TR X (Crescent Trail connector) 0.04 1.74 12.44
TR X on L; paved 0.01 1.75 12.43
TR X; Audobon Naturalist Society Nature Preserve on L 0.14 1.89 12.29
2 Mile Marker 0.11 2.00 12.18
TR X on R; paved toward Linden Ln 0.31 2.31 11.87
Beach Dr X 0.07 2.38 11.80
bridge over Rock Creek 0.09 2.47 11.71
Forsythe Ave on R 0.05 2.52 11.66
Beltway underpass 0.03 2.55 11.63
L at Beach Dr onto Trail 0.03 2.58 11.60
cross Beach Dr & water on R after X 0.27 2.85 11.33
3 Mile Marker 0.15 3.00 11.18
Kennsington Pkwy Trail on R 0.38 3.38 10.80
stone bridge 0.01 3.39 10.79
Kennsington Pkwy 0.02 3.41 10.77
cross Beach Dr 0.25 3.66 10.52
wash 0.03 3.69 10.49
TR X on L; to Connecticut Ave 0.05 3.74 10.44
Connecticut Ave underpass 0.10 3.84 10.34
Mile Marker 4 0.15 3.99 10.19
TR X on R; to Connecticut Ave 0.02 4.01 10.17
pipe bridge 0.13 4.14 10.04
concrete wash 0.24 4.38 9.80
concrete bride 0.14 4.52 9.66
Cedar Ln (water) 0.11 4.63 9.55
wooden bridge & Mile Marker 5 0.36 4.99 9.19
TR X on R crosses Beach to Parkwood Dr 0.05 5.04 9.14
CL Beach Dr 0.35 5.39 8.79
BR onto trail 0.02 5.41 8.77
TR X on R 0.52 5.93 8.25
Mile Marker 6 0.06 5.99 8.19
L to stay on trail 0.26 6.25 7.93
TR X on R 0.13 6.38 7.80
Knowles Ave 0.27 6.65 7.53
RR bridge underpass 0.14 6.79 7.39
TR X on R to Plyers Mill Rd 0.06 6.85 7.33
water fountain (closed in winter) 0.03 6.88 7.30
Ken-Gar Palisades parking on L 0.04 6.92 7.26
Mile Marker 7 0.07 6.99 7.19
Wexford Rd 0.10 7.09 7.09
TR X on R; dirt 0.10 7.19 6.99
TR X on R; same as previous; dirt 0.11 7.30 6.88
TR X on R; dirt 0.13 7.43 6.75
wooden bridge 0.01 7.44 6.74
Garrett Rd @ Viers Mill Park & TR X on L paved 0.14 7.58 6.60
TR X on L 0.12 7.70 6.48
TR X on L 0.11 7.81 6.37
TR X 0.02 7.83 6.35
TR X on L 0.04 7.87 6.31
Mile Marker 8 0.12 7.99 6.19
BL to stay on trail in Dewey Park (water) 0.19 8.18 6.00
BR at triangle X of paved trails 0.04 8.22 5.96
TR X on R (paved) to road 0.15 8.37 5.81
R onto sidewalk at Randolph Rd 0.18 8.55 5.63
L to cross Randolph Rd at Dewey Rd X 0.02 8.57 5.61
trail head at Randolph Rd 0.02 8.59 5.59
L at TR X on L to stay on Rock Creek Trail (water) 0.35 8.94 5.24
wooden bridge over Rock Creek 0.02 8.96 5.22
R at TR X on R to stay on Rock Creek Trail 0.02 8.98 5.20
Mile Marker 9 0.02 9.00 5.18
fire road X 0.06 9.06 5.12
TR X on L 0.03 9.09 5.09
TR X on L 0.06 9.15 5.03
top of hill 0.15 9.30 4.88
TR X on R 0.13 9.43 4.75
TR X on R 0.06 9.49 4.69
wooden bridge over small stream 0.16 9.65 4.53
trail joins road to cross Rock Creek on wooden bridge 0.04 9.69 4.49
BR onto trail 0.01 9.70 4.48
Mile Marker 10 0.30 10.00 4.18
Parklawn Cemetary road 0.02 10.02 4.16
trail head on Viers Mill Rd at Aspen Hill Rd 0.30 10.32 3.86
L on Adrian St sidewalk 0.04 10.36 3.82
CR on Baltic Ave sidewalk 0.05 10.41 3.77
L into Aspen Hill Park 0.07 10.48 3.70
trail head at Aspen Hill Park parking (water) 0.07 10.55 3.63
TR X on L along creek; dirt 0.08 10.63 3.55
paved TR X on R to Dowlais Rd (sign missing) 0.20 10.83 3.35
Mile Marker 11 0.19 11.02 3.16
wooden bridge over Rock Creek tributary 0.35 11.37 2.81
TR X on R; sign missing 0.03 11.40 2.78
TR X (paved) on L to wooden bridge 0.13 11.53 2.65
TR X (paved) on R to houses 0.34 11.87 2.31
Mile Marker 12 and TR X on R 0.15 12.02 2.16
TR X (paved) before Baltimore Rd 0.06 12.08 2.10
TR X on R; old fire road 0.13 12.21 1.97
underpass for Rte 28 0.16 12.37 1.81
paved TR X on R 0.06 12.43 1.75
TR X on R before wooden bridge over Rock Creek; cliffs 0.33 12.76 1.42
suspension bridge on R 0.21 12.97 1.21
wooden bridge over Rock Creek 0.04 13.01 1.17
Mile Marker 13 0.01 13.02 1.16
TR X on R; dirt 0.01 13.03 1.15
TR X on R; dirt 0.14 13.17 1.01
Avery Rd 0.05 13.22 0.96
TR X on R; old dirt road 0.04 13.26 0.92
TR X on R; old dirt road 0.17 13.43 0.75
TR X on R; dirt 0.05 13.48 0.70
Southlawn La 0.03 13.51 0.67
wooden bridge before hill & TR X on L to creek 0.33 13.84 0.34
Mile Marker 14 0.19 14.03 0.15
Trail head at Lake Needwood Parking 0.15 14.18 0
  Total 14.18
 

 


About Running Around Town 1999. Nadim Ahmed

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Last modified: September 26, 2006