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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC

60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC

by Paul Elliott
     
 

This guide will lead hikers and trail runners to the choicest trails in the District, including surprisingly remote paths along northwest and northeast branches as well as the many hidden jewels tucked away in the area's regional parks.

Overview

This guide will lead hikers and trail runners to the choicest trails in the District, including surprisingly remote paths along northwest and northeast branches as well as the many hidden jewels tucked away in the area's regional parks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897323338
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
60 Hikes within 60 Miles
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.67(d)

Read an Excerpt

Here's your chance to hike up, over, around, and down a single and unusual mountain in less than half a day. A monadnock (or isolated mountain), Sugarloaf is a massive bulge of tree-swathed rock that rises some 800 feet above the rich and rolling farmlands of the Piedmont. Topping out at an elevation of 1,282 feet, it¿s easily the metropolitan area¿s closest-in mountain, less than 40 crow-miles northwest of the White House. It¿s well-signposted and well-maintained trails provide some fine year-round hiking opportunities, ranging from the full-scale bottom-up 8.1-mile circuit hike featured here to a quickie, half-mile jaunt to the summit and back.

Meet the Author

Paul Elliott works as a writer/editor and plays primarily as a social and solo hiker. He has been leading hikes year-round in the Washington metro area and beyond since 1990, most recently for the Sierra Club and Appalachian Mountain Club. His forte is getting people with a taste for adventure to sample the pleasures and surprises of the area's remarkable array of hiking opportunities.

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