Center Hiking Club Banner
   
 
 
 
 
     
   

Club Outings Schedule

     

(Short Cut to the Schedule)

(Download an Adobe Acrobat version of the schedule.)

General Hiking Information (must reading for 'newbies')

MEMBERSHIP: Everyone interested in hiking is welcome. Membership dues per calendar year are $5.00 for individuals and $7.00 for families. Nonmembers are invited but are assessed $2.00 per day except for guest hike leaders. All persons, regardless of age, must pay transportation costs.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations are not necessary unless the listing is preceded by a telephone symbol. Reservation trips are by private automobiles. Hikers needing transportation and drivers having room for riders should call the person taking reservations. Please call as early as possible before the trip and only between 10:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. If you have made a reservation and must cancel, please notify the leader.

COSTS: The cost for an event includes a car pool fee (where applicable) paid to the drivers and a nonmember fee collected by the leader for the club. Unless otherwise noted, entrance fees and/or tolls are considered in determining the amount of the car pool fee and are paid by the drivers. For hikes that require entrance to Skyline Drive, the entrance fee is not part of the car pool fee; for each car it is shared by all passengers and the driver. In some cases, there will be no Skyline Drive entrance fee for a car that presents a park pass at the gate. Some events may offer special activities that call for additional costs. All the cost requirements of an event are identified in the schedule.

CHANGES: Normally, hikes will run as scheduled. Uncontrollable circumstances, such as bad weather or a shortage of cars, may result in a trip alteration or cancellation.

WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR: When the trip begins before noon, bring enough food and liquid for a full day's outing. It is a good idea to bring something to drink even on short hikes. Wear sensible clothing and sturdy shoes. Hiking boots are recommended on mountain hikes. Dress in layers for cold or wet weather.

RULES: Hikes are informal, but always follow the leader. Pay attention to any instructions he or she gives before or during the hike. Pets are not allowed on club outings.

NOTICE: YOU HIKE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND MUST ASSUME ALL RISKS AND LIABILITIES ON ALL OUTINGS WITH THE CENTER HIKING CLUB. ITS LEADERS, OFFICERS, AND REPRESENTATIVES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSS, OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS AND/OR PROPERTIES, DIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL, ARISING OUT OF ANY TRIP AND/OR ACTIVITY OF THE CENTER HIKING CLUB. AS UNPAID VOLUNTEERS, TRIP LEADERS SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON TO HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS OR TRAINING.

ABBREVIATIONS:    AT = Appalachian Trail
                                 SNP = Shenandoah National Park
                             GWNF = George Washington National Forest


Summer 2019 Schedule

Rev (A) 7/15//2019


SAT, JUN 1 -- SKYLAND TO CRESCENT ROCK, SNP
A moderate-to-strenuous 8-mile hike on trails near Skyland with views from Millers Head and Crescent Rock. Optional dinner afterwards. Cost: $10 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Vienna Metro (north side). Leader: Stu S. (703) 517-3490.

SUN, JUN 2 -- EMBASSY ROW
An easy 3-mile hike down Mass. Ave. and through the Woodley neighborhood. Brief stops along the way for commentary. Hike will end at Woodley Metro. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at DuPont Circle Metro (Q St. entrance). Leaders: Bill D. and Ann F. (301) 656-1798.

SAT, JUN 8 -- BIKE TOUR OF HISTORIC PLACES - PARKS & BOUNDARY STONES #1
Unsuitable for fast cyclists. Bike about 35 miles at a leisurely pace on an all-day tour. We'll travel along the Arlington boundary to Jones Point in Alexandria, stopping often as we visit eleven DC boundary stones and other historic sites. Return along the Mount Vernon, W&OD and Four Mile Run Trails. Trip will be cancelled chance of rain is greater than 50%. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 9:15 a.m. at East Falls Church Metro. Leader: Bernie B. (703) 243-0179, bhberne@yahoo.com.

SAT, JUN 8 -- DC, ROCK CREEK PARK
Enjoy a 6-8 mile leisurely summer hike in beautiful, shady Rock Creek Park. Bring water, a snack, hat and hiking shoes. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at Cleveland Park Metro, east side. Leader: Debbie K (301) 773-7527.

SUN. JUNE 9 - GREAT FALLS, MD
A moderate 11-mile hike in the Great Falls area that includes easier parts of the Billy Goat Trail, views of the Potomac and visits to a number of old gold mines. Cost: $2 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at East Falls Church Metro or at 9:30 a.m. at the westernmost parking area at Carderock. Leaders: Duncan T. and Nora P. (703) 527-2349.

SUN, JUN 9 -- HIKE LEADERS SOCIAL
Time: 6:30 p.m. Place: Foggy Bottom, D.C. Host: Beryl G. (202) 333-1807, berylgilmore@gmail.com.

SAT, JUN 15 -- EASTERN MARKET AND NAVY YARD
Approx. 4 easy miles in one of the most interesting and diverse areas of DC - Capitol Hill and SE. We'll see Eastern Market in its full weekend glory and then pass the Folger Shakespeare library and three of the Library of Congress buildings. We'll continue south, incorporating a few alleys, until the Anacostia River, pass the first winery of DC and walk along the waterfront. The hike ends with an optional Mexican lunch on the Anacostia River waterfront - or, you may catch the train at the nearby Navy Yard Metro. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 10.00 a.m. at Eastern Market Metro at the top of the escalator on the street. Leader: Beryl G. (703) 606 8382.

SUN, JUN 16 -- LAKE ACCOTINK
Walk 6 easy miles through nature trails in Fairfax County to North Springfield. Watch waterfowl and other wildlife. Cost: $2 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Vienna Metro (north side). Leader: Stu S. (703) 517-3490.

FRI, JUN 21 -- OLD RAG MOUNTAIN
This 9.3 mile moderate-to-strenuous circuit, with a 2400 foot elevation gain, is one of the most popular hikes in SNP. There are several beautiful views of the valley and a great 270 degree view from the summit. Then there is the rock "scramble" - a challenging climb with one spot that may require (for some) the leader's guidance. The hike is planned to last between 5.5 hours and a little over 6 hours; hikers should be in good enough shape to handle the distance at a moderate pace within the stated timeframe. We'll have a lunch-photo break at the top and two more at scenic spots along the way. Cost: $10 plus park-entrance fee for cars that do not have a park pass (passengers and driver share cost) (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Vienna Metro, north side. Leader: Frank M. (571) 338-7393.

FRI, JUN 21 --TENLEYTOWN TO COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, EVENING HIKE
Join us on this easy-to-moderate 5-mile hike through several DC neighborhoods and parts of Rock Creek and Piney Branch Parks. Optional dinner near the end of the hike at El Tio Tex-Mex in Columbia Heights. Cost: $2 for nonmembers plus return metro fare. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Tenleytown Metro, east side of Wisconsin Avenue. Leaders: Weber L. (703) 525-3357 and Marcia S. mkswan9013@aol.com.

SAT, JUN 22 -- MANASSAS BATTLEFIELD
Enjoy a moderate 5-mile hike around the Manassas Battlefield. Special features include an historic bridge and monuments. Cost: $2 (+2 for nonmembers). Meet at 10:30 a.m. at Vienna Metro or 11:15 at the flag pole by the Visitors Center. Hikers are encouraged to meet at Vienna Metro to pick up riders as hike leader has no car. Leader: Stu S. (703) 517-3490.

SUN, JUN 23 -- SENECA CREEK STATE PARK, GAITHERSBURG, MD
Lake views! We'll walk about five miles at an easy pace. Bring lunch/snacks and water. Cost: $1 (plus $2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Shady Grove Metro -- turn right at the exit turnstiles and exit through the lower level tunnel to the bike lockers just outside. Leader: Margaret C. MargtChapm@aol.com, (301) 977-8988. Call between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. E-mail is preferred.

SAT, JUN 29 -- BLACK HILL REGIONAL PARK, GERMANTOWN, MD
More lake views! We'll walk about five miles at an easy pace. Bring lunch/snacks and water. Cost: $2 (plus $2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Shady Grove Metro -- turn right at the exit turnstiles and exit through the lower level tunnel to the bike lockers just outside. Leader: Margaret C. MargtChapm@aol.com, (301) 977-8988. Call between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. E mail is preferred.

SUN, JUN 30 -- LeDROIT, McMILLIAN RESERVOIR, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
We'll begin the hike at Howard University and work our way around McMillian Reservoir, Children's Hospital, and Catholic University. On the way, we'll see the wonderful historic homes of the LeDroit neighborhood --about 50 of the original 64 LeDroit homes from 1873, designed by James McGill, remain. Pace will be moderate; distance is about 6 miles. An optional lunch will follow. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at Howard University Metro at 9:00 a.m. Leader: Kevin C. kevchis@aol.com, (703) 346-2292.

SAT, JUL 6 -- NATIONAL SEMINARY PARK AT FOREST GLEN
Join us for a jaunt near Forest Glen, MD. Total distance is approximately 5 miles; hiking surface is a mix of natural and paved. We will walk from Forest Glen Metro towards National Seminary Park at Forest Glen ( http://www.saveourseminary.org/) but divert through parts of Rock Creek Park before we reach the Seminary, which we will leisurely explore as we learn about its fascinating history. We will also walk by the National Museum of Health and Medicine, which contains the bullet that killed President Lincoln and many other fascinating exhibits. On the way back to the metro station, we will stop at the Italian bistro Pacci's Trattoria. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Forest Glen Metro in front of the entrance tunnel. Leader: Sandra H. (301) 524 9654.

SUN, JUL 7 -- FREDERICK FOREST
A moderate 10-mile hike northwest of Frederick, MD with views, ponds, and streams along old roads and bike trails. Cost: $7 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Twinbrook Metro, Rockville Pike side. Leaders: Duncan T. and Nora P. (703) 527-2349.

SAT, JUL 13 -- SKY MEADOWS STATE PARK
A moderate 5 ½-mile hike starting in Sky Meadows SP and climbing up to and along the AT. Cost: $7 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Vienna Metro, north side. Leader: Stu S. (703) 517-3490.

SUN, JUL 14 -- PATAPSCO STATE PARK
Hike 6-8 miles through this beautiful state park. Highlights include views of streams, waterfalls, and a suspension bridge. Cost: $4 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Cheverly Metro. Leader: Debbie K. (301) 773-7527.

FRI, JUL 19 -GEORGETOWN AND C&O CANAL TOWPATH, EVENING HIKE
Enjoy this easy-to-moderate 5-miler through Georgetown neighborhoods and on the C&O Canal towpath. Optional dinner at Cosi in Rosslyn at the end of the hike. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Rosslyn Metro, bus stop side. Leaders: Weber L. (703) 525-3357 and Marcia S. mkswan9013@aol.com.

SAT, JUL 20-- DC UNIVERSITIES AND PARKS
Enjoy this easy-to-moderate 5-mile hike from Tenleytown (round trip). Highlight includes American University, Battery Kemble Park and Glover Archbald Park. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 11:00 a.m. at Tenleytown Metro, east side of Wisconsin Avenue. Leader: Stu S. (703) 517-3490.
CANCELLED

SUN, JUL 21 -- ROOSEVELT ISLAND, CHAIN BRIDGE, C&O CANAL TOW-PATH
We begin with a loop up the Potomac River to Chain Bridge and continue to the Palisades side of the river. We then follow the C&O Canal to Georgetown. Optional lunch stop in Georgetown. Distance is about 9 miles; pace is moderate to fast. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Rosslyn Metro or at 9:20 a.m. at the walking bridge next to the Roosevelt Island parking area (just off the GW Parkway). Leader: Kevin C. kevchis@aol.com, (703) 346 2292.

SUN, JUL 28 -- KENNILWORTH AQUATIC GARDENS AND BEYOND
See water lilies and locusts and explore the Bladensburg water front on this easy out-and-back hike along the Annacostia Tail. Costs: $1 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Cheverly Metro. Leader: Debbie K. (301) 773-7527

SAT, AUG 3 -- TROUT POND HIKE WITH SWIM
A moderate-to-strenuous 8 mile hike in GWNF with a visit to West Virginia's largest natural pond. Amenities include a sand beach and facilities. Leave swimming gear in car. Optional dinner at a local 1940s style restaurant. Cost: $12 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Vienna Metro, north side. Leader Stu S. (703) 517-3490.

SUN, AUG 4 -- TURKEY RUN PARK
An 8-9 mile hike inside the Beltway along the Virginia side of the Potomac and up Turkey and Dead Runs. Cost: $2 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:00 a.m. at East Falls Church Metro (metro exit) or 9:30 a.m. at Turkey Run Park, off the George Washington Parkway (parking area C 1). Leaders: Duncan T. and Nora P. (703) 527-2349.

SAT, AUG 10 -- BROOKLAND NEIGHBORHOOD
A 6-7 mile hike in the city. Join us while we explore the historic neighborhood of Brookland. Stops along the way include the Basilica, the St. John Paul Shrine, the Franciscan Monastery (the incredible gardens should be in bloom), Fort Bunker Hill, and the Chuck Brown Memorial. We will stop for lunch at Brookland Pint before a short walk back to the starting point. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Brookland CUA Metro at the entrance near the Kiss and Ride and bus bay. Leader: Sandra H. (301) 524-9654.

SUN, AUG 11 -- SOUTH FAIRFAX COUNTY CONNECTOR TRAIL
Hike 8 miles (mostly flat) at the southern end of the CCT. Starting at Laurel Hill Elementary School, we will walk north 4 miles along a cool stream valley and return by the same route. Cost: $2 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 10:00 a.m. at Vienna Metro, north side. Leader: Russ S. (571) 242-9507.

FRI, AUG 16 - VIENNA NEIGHBORHOODS EVENING HIKE
Take in Vienna neighborhoods and a bit of the W&OD Trail on this easy-to-moderate 5-mile hike. Optional dinner before the end of the hike at Vienna's Tequila Grande Restaurant. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at Vienna Metro, north side. Leaders: Weber L. (703) 525-3357 and Marcia S. mkswan9013@aol.com.

SAT, AUG 17 -- SENECA CREEK STATE PARK.
An easy-to-moderate 7.5-mile hike in a lovely local park. We may see some wildlife and/or interesting plants/mushrooms. Expect some hills and possibly some muddy trails. Cost: $1 (+$2 for nonmembers). Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Shady Grove Metro, east side. Metro riders exit to the right, stay on ground floor, meet outside at newspaper/bicycle stands. Leaders: Marcia S. mkswan9013@aol.com, (301) 434-7266 and Weber L. (703) 525 3357.

SUN, AUG 18 -- ROMP AROUND MARSHALL, VIRGINIA
(This is the first in a series of hikes in or near towns along Rt. 66 between Gainesville and Front Royal. Other towns will be The Plains, Linden, Markham, and Front Royal.) Overall distance is 7 to 8 miles. The walking path is in and near the town of Marshall. It includes a trail on Fauquier County park land and paths on back streets and sidewalks within the town. Moderate pace. Optional ice-cream stop during and optional lunch after the hike. Cost: $7 (+$2 for nonmembers.) Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Vienna Metro, north side. E-mail the leader if you wish to meet in Marshall. Leader: Kevin C. kevchis@aol.com, (703) 346 2292.

SAT, AUG 24 -- ARLINGTON BIKE TOUR OF HISTORIC PLACES
Unsuitable for fast cyclists. Bike about 23 miles at a leisurely pace on an all-day circuit tour through streets and parks of Arlington, stopping often at notable points. Bring lunch and water. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at Ballston Metro at top of escalators. Leader: Bernie B. (703) 243-0179, bhberne@yahoo.com.

SUN, AUG 25 -- BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR AND BEYOND
Hike 6-8 easy miles along Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Highlights include a visit to Fort McHenry and Federal Hill and a walk through Fells Point and Little Italy. We'll have a one hour lunch stop at Fells Point. Cost: $4 carpool fee (+$2 nonmember fee). Meet at10:00 a.m. at Cheverly Metro Leader: Debbie K. (301) 773-7527

SAT, AUG 31 -- RESTON STATION TO LAKE FAIRFAX
Hike 6-7 miles from the Reston-Whiele metro station to Lake Fairfax Park. Lunch at the spillway (BYO), return by the same route. We will see lots of backyards, campgrounds, a skatepark and, of course, the lake. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Reston-Whiele Metro, north side, in front of Starbucks in the plaza. Leader: Russ S. (571) 242-9507.

 

Schedule | General Info | Links | History | Eateries
 

Questions about the Club? Email the President at . . . . . . . . . .

Questions about the Website? Email the webmaster at . . . . . .



Hosted by: HosTek
Website Design by: DnD Services ..