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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 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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Discover 50 of the best day hikes in the Washington, D.C., area with this essential four-season guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club. If you are looking to explore the trails of Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, this book is a must-have resource for shorter walks and day-long adventures.

 

From a historic hike from Roosevelt Island to the Roosevelt Memorial, to a scenic excursion through the mountains of the Shenandoah National Park, and a traverse along the Billy Goat Trail, this guide offers a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests.  An at-a-glance chart highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for winter snowshoeing and skiing.

 

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

Appalachian Mountain Club Books
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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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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ISBN-13: 978-1-934028-86-5

AMC's Best Sea Kayaking in the Mid-Atlantic by Michaela Gaaserud
ISBN-13: 978-1-628420-31-9

National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C. (National Geographic Walking the Best of the City)

By Barbara Noe Kennedy

National Geographic
Released: 2017-03-07
Paperback (192 pages)

National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C. (National Geographic Walking the Best of the City)
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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.

Walking Washington, D.C.: 30 treks to the newly revitalized capital’s cultural icons, natural spectacles, urban treasures, and hidden gems

By Barbara J. Saffir

Wilderness Press
Paperback (256 pages)

Walking Washington, D.C.: 30 treks to the newly revitalized capital’s cultural icons, natural spectacles, urban treasures, and hidden gems
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Washington D.C. is every American's home away from home. Since DC is a compact city with great public transportation, it's easy to explore both its high-profile side - its magnificent monuments, world-class museums, enthralling architecture, breathtaking vistas, and unique national parks - as well as its less famous persona - its cozy hideaways, ethnic eateries, bustling dance clubs, lively theaters, shopaholic hot spots, and more.Now it's a foodies' paradise enlivened with high-tech entrepreneurs and innovative buildings in entirely new and safer neighborhoods.

Now, with Walking Washington D.C by local author Barbara J. Saffir, people can get to know the communities of D.C. Each walk tells the story of a neighborhood: a snapshot of some of its history and how it has transformed over the years. Readers will be pointed to distinctive architecture, landmark buildings, popular eateries, ethnic enclaves, art and performance spaces, and natural scenery. Maps and transportation directions make it easy to find your way. Whether you're looking for an afternoon stroll or a daylong outing, grab this book and start walking Washington D.C. After a few miles or a few days, you might fall in love.

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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* 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!

Frommer's 24 Great Walks in Washington D.C.

By Carolyn Crouch

*Frommers
Paperback (176 pages)

Frommer s 24 Great Walks in Washington D.C.
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Discover Washington, D.C.'s most colorfulneighborhoods—one step at a time.

Follow Frommer's for an up-close and personal look at Washington, D.C.'s most culturally rich areas, from famous places to lesser-known gems. Filled with color photos, easy-to-follow maps, clear route directions, and helpful commentary, this guide makes it easy to find your way around.

Let Frommer's take you to:

  • Monuments on the Mall, from Washington to Lincoln

  • The White House and Pennsylvania Avenue

  • The corridors of power on Capitol Hill, including the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court

  • The historical treasures of the Smithsonian museums

  • Georgetown, hub of the D.C. social scene and former homeof the Kennedys



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