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 MauroAMC'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

AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland…

byStephen Mauro, Beth Homicz

Paperback | April 12, 2011

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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.
Stephen Mauro has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for 15 years, and hikes extensively there. He is a senior editor for Wild West magazine and a copy editor for Aviation History magazine. Beth Homicz has been a Washington, D.C., tour guide since 1994. A former columnist for Destinations magazine, her writing has also appeared in ...
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Title:AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.: Four-season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland…Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 12, 2011Publisher:Appalachian Mountain Club BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934028398

ISBN - 13:9781934028391

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Maryland Section opener 1. Patuxent River Park (Jug Bay Natural Area Loop)/Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary/Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary2. Calvert Cliffs State Park3. Cedarville State Forest4. American Chestnut Land Trust5. Seneca Creek State Park (Clopper Lake Trail) 6. McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area7. Watkins Regional Park8. Cosca Regional Park9. Patuxent Research Refuge10. Piscataway National Park11. Greenbelt National Park12. Lake Artemesia Natural Area/Northeast Branch Trail 13. Catoctin Mountain National Park/Cunningham Falls State Park14. Antietam National Battlefield Park15. Sugar Loaf Mountain16. Gathland State Park - Washington Monument State Park - Greenbrier State Park 17. Black Hill Regional Park (Hoyles Mill Trail)18. Henson Creek Stream Valley Park (Henson Creek Trail)19. Capital Crescent Trail (straight hike from Bethesda to DC)20. C&O Canal Towpath - Billy Goat Trail21. Woodstock Equestrian Park22. Little Bennett Regional Park23. Patapsco State Park Washington, D.C.Section Opener 24. Roosevelt Island and Potomac Heritage25. Potomac River - Georgetown to Lincoln Memorial26. U.S. National Arboretum27. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and Kenilworth Marsh28. Rock Creek Park29. National Zoological Park to Melvin Hazen Park30. East Potomac Park 31. National Mall Virginia32. Prince William Forest National Park 33. Sky Meadows State Park34. Mason Neck State Park35. Leesylvania State Park36. Bull Run Mountain Natural Area37. Thompson Wildlife Management Area38. Great Falls National Park/Riverbend County Park39. Huntley Meadows County Park40. Holmes Run Parklands41. Winkler Botanical Preserve 42. Fraser Preserve 43. Wildcat Mountain Natural Area Preserve44. Washington & Old Dominion Trail + W&OD Trail 45. Bull Run - Occoquan Trail46. Scotts Run Nature Preserve47. Mount Vernon Trail (straight hike form Mount Vernon to Fort Hunt County Park)48. Old Rag - Shenandoah National Park49. Harpers Ferry50. Manassas National Battlefield Park EssaysJohn Brown & the Harpers Ferry raidBattles of Manassas Beginnings of the Smithsonian Civilian Conservation Corps & its work locallyPiscataway IndiansBald Eagle conservationCherry blossoms400-year-old bonsai - National ArboretumWater lilies & lotusesAmerican Chestnut blightHow the Calvert Cliffs were formedBeaver damsGeology of Great Falls Back matter Appendix ARecommended Reading Appendix BResourcesIncludes conservation and recreation organizationsIndex About the Author About the AMC About the AMC in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Cross-promotion page