Klingle Valley Trail
In June 2017 a ribbon cutting was held to open a new woodland trail connecting the Woodley Park, Cleveland Park, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods. This car-free walking and biking path bisects the bucolic Klingle Valley in Rock Creek and aligns with what had been a degraded and unused section of Klingle Road NW. Prone to flooding, the 0.7 mile road segment was closed in 1991. Immediately, Washington commuters who had favored Klingle Road for traveling across Northwest D.C. vocally urged the District government to reverse its decision, butting heads with residents insisting the road be permanently closed. Others began to advocate that the roadway be converted to a public trail. After years of sometimes acrimonious debate, the D.C. Council in 2008 passed legislation that mandated that the section of road reopen as a multi-use trail. It took until July 2015 for the complex work of removing the old road, restoring the Klingle Creek (which runs alongside the new trail), and installing drainage infrastructure to prevent future flooding to commence, but the results have been worth the wait. Come see for yourself! Along with a hike along the new trail, this walk will include a travel through parts of the historic Cleveland Park neighborhood.
CANCELLED IN 2019! Please note the walk that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. has been cancelled because Klingle Valley Trail is temporarily closed. (For more information, visit http://www.klinglevalleytrail.com/constructionupdates.)
$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay the walk fee in cash or with a credit card (using your smartphone) when you arrive.