The Washington Wilderness Hike

Washington Wilderness Hike

          “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth 

                                    are never alone or weary of life.”

                                                                          --Rachel Carson, “The Sense of Wonder”


Opt Outside!

After a cozy, filling day of feasting and giving thanks, head out into the natural beauty of D.C. with us. #optoutside! 

From Woodley Park to Georgetown Via the Woodlands

The route followed during this two-hour plus rugged ramble through northwest D.C. parkland is never far from city streets and busy neighborhoods, yet we guarantee participants will be hard-pressed to know exactly where they are much of the time, such is the remote and peaceful nature of the hiking trails traversed.  All we’ll reveal is that the hike starts in Woodley Park and concludes in Georgetown. 

Beautiful Scenery, Unexpected Sites

Between those two points, the scenery is picturesque, featuring creeks, woodlands, and unexpected sites like the New Zealand Embassy, Divine Science Church, and the park where renowned scientist and writer Rachel Carson enjoyed bird watching.  

TAKE NOTE: this is not a casual stroll; it is a hike that covers rugged terrain. Participants should wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots and be prepared to walk uphill and down, climb some stairs, and encounter potentially wet and slippery fallen leaves.  The hike usually lasts two hours and 30 minutes.  

Guides that may lead this tour: 
Portrait of Brian

BRIAN is a 35-year resident of the Washington area and has been guiding for over 20 years. Brian's job is researching Washington's buildings and creating historical resources.

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Friday, November 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

Also available for private and group tour bookings. Email for more information.

Approximately 2.5 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to twenty (20) participants on the public tour.

$35 per person for public tours. 

Please email us for a private or group tour quote.

Walk departs from outside Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro station.
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