Running Around Town:  Washington, D.C. 

Rails to River/Difficult Run Trail
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Dirt, shady streamside
Segment in Miles Cumulative Miles Remaining
Potomac River   0.00 8.03
TR X L & R; R is to Great Falls Park 0.07 0.07 7.96
TR X L & R; R is from ridge; S is Difficult Run Trail 0.12 0.19 7.84
TR X on L 0.48 0.67 7.36
trail on L merges; sign Rails to River Trail 0.04 0.71 7.32
Rte 193 underpass 0.06 0.77 7.26
gate/parking lot 0.32 1.09 6.94
L Difficult Run Parking; to the creek 0.01 1.10 6.93
begin crossing Difficult Run on stones 0.01 1.11 6.92
end crossing Difficult Run on stones 0.01 1.12 6.91
begin crossing Difficult Run; slippery wash bridge 0.32 1.44 6.59
end crossing Difficult Run; slippery wash bridge 0.01 1.45 6.58
underpass Old Dominion Dr 0.04 1.49 6.54
old cabin 0.19 1.68 6.35
sharp L to cross Difficult Run 0.06 1.74 6.29
R at Tafter crossing Difficult Run to follow trail 0.03 1.77 6.26
TR X on L 0.09 1.86 6.17
rocky outcrop 0.02 1.88 6.15
wood house w/big chimmney on L 0.26 2.14 5.89
small stream X 0.03 2.17 5.86
TR X on L to house 0.08 2.25 5.78
Leigh Mill Rd X (unmarked); Ramey's Meadow Park on L for horse jumps 0.32 2.57 5.46
top of small hilll 0.11 2.68 5.35
TR X on L 0.18 2.86 5.17
begin crossing Difficult Run on stones 0.64 3.50 4.53
end crossing Difficult Run on stones; gravel trail ahead 0.01 3.51 4.52
concrete bridge; begin paved road; parking 0.54 4.05 3.98
TR X on L for horses; overgrown 0.02 4.07 3.96
L on Colvin Mill Rd; 0.14 4.21 3.82
begin crossing Leesburg Pike, Rte 7 0.03 4.24 3.79
end crossing Leesburg Pike, Rte 7; road becomes Carpers Farm Way 0.01 4.25 3.78
R on trail head 0.02 4.27 3.76
wooden bridge over stream 0.65 4.92 3.11
wooden bridge over stream 0.23 5.15 2.88
TR X on R 0.04 5.19 2.84
Hunter Mill Rd (unmarked) & wooden bridge 0.32 5.51 2.52
L at trail split to follow horse trail sign 0.10 5.61 2.42
park road X; paved 0.05 5.66 2.37
pipe bridge, then steep hill 0.04 5.70 2.33
field 0.31 6.01 2.02
R at fence in field 0.02 6.03 2.00
trail leaves field 0.08 6.11 1.92
bear L as TR X on R merges before the creek 0.11 6.22 1.81
cross the creek 0.00 6.22 1.81
TR X on L merges 0.20 6.42 1.61
TR X on R 0.14 6.56 1.47
enter soccer fields; follow horse trail sign 0.03 6.59 1.44
BL at TR X; R is to camping; L is to Reston 0.10 6.69 1.34
cross small stream 0.08 6.77 1.26
Nature Trail on R 0.39 7.16 0.87
small creek 0.01 7.17 0.86
TR X on R; S is light blue blaze 0.08 7.25 0.78
TR X on R 0.28 7.53 0.50
end trail; begin parking lot 0.37 7.90 0.13
begin trail; end parking lot 0.02 7.92 0.11
trail ends at court 0.05 7.97 0.06
W&OD Trail; at Michael Faraday Ct 0.06 8.03 0.00
     
  Total 8.03    
 

 


About Running Around Town 1999. Nadim Ahmed

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Last modified: September 26, 2006