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Washington, D.C. (Falcon Guides Best Hikes Near)by Mary Burnham
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Take a Hike!
Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike?
Here are thirty of the best hikes within an hours drive of the greater Washington, D.C., area—from Chesapeake Bay to Shenandoah National Park. Whether youre in the mood for an easy nature walk or a day-long hike, this guide offers plenty to choose from.
Inside youll find:
• Calvert Cliffs State Park
• Catoctin Mountain Park
• Arlington National Cemetery
• Great Falls Park
• Harpers Ferry
• Wildcat Mountain Natural Area
• Overall Run, Shenandoah National Park
• National Mall Monuments
• Rock Creek Park
Each hike features color photos; a brief route description; thorough directions to the trailhead (GPS coordinates included); a detailed, accurate trail map; and at-a-glance information on distance and difficulty level, hiking time, canine compatibility, and fees and permits. Inside youll also find plenty of Green Tips and suggestions for involving kids, as well as information about local lore, points of interest, and the regions array of wildlife.
In Best Hikes Near Washington, DC authors Bill and Mary Burnham detail the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater DC metro area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activites close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.
Best Hikes Near
Who says you have to travel far from home for a great hike? With these information-packed guides in hand, you have everything you need for the adventure you seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpack. Each featured hike includes everything about the trail: location, length, hiking time, and level of difficulty, and if Fido should come along. Other features include:
- Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g., for particular attractions such as waterfalls or for families with kids)
- Full-color photos throughout
- Information on the area’s history, geology, flora, and fauna
- Full-color maps of each trail
About the Author
Bill and Mary Burnham have blended their love of travel, the outdoors, writing, and photography into a dual freelance career. They are the authors of Hiking Virginia, The Virginia Handbook, and The Florida Beach Guide.
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