Rock Creek Park

Join a rugged off-road hike in the heart of the city that explores “wild” Washington.

It begins at the bustling commercial heart of D.C.’s Cleveland Park neighborhood, then quickly descends a small stream valley into the heart of Rock Creek Park itself. That’s when both the natural and historic features of this magnificent natural landscape will become evident, including infrastructure that predates the establishment of Rock Creek Park itself. 

  • Why does Rock Creek Park exist?  
  • Did someone more or less create it à la Central Park in New York City? 
  • What different areas comprise the park?  

Discover answers to these questions (and more) during this invigorating 3.5-mile excursion. 

Led by Brian

Wear hiking shoes and be prepared to walk uphill and down, and climb some stairs.  The hike route will often be uneven and/or bumpy. 

Did you know?  Rock Creek is America’s oldest natural urban national park and its third-oldest national park.  This 2014 Washington Post feature paid tribute to the park's centennial.


"Enjoyed an excellent hike through Rick Creek park - as ever good company with fellow walkers and well curated commentary that adds significantly to the enjoyment. Highly recommended." - TripAdvisor reviewer


More Washington, D.C. walking tours you might like: The Washington Wilderness Hike and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens


Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN

Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.


Also available for private and group tour bookings. Please email for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to fifteen (15) participants on public tours.

$25 per person for public tours. 

Please email us for a private or group tour quote.

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Walk departs from the Cleveland Park Metro station’s Connecticut Avenue North exit by Target (3529 Connecticut Avenue, NW)
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