Top 3 Hikes within an Hour of Washington, DC

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If you're a fan of traveling by foot across various terrains, this is the perfect list for you. We've gathered some of the top locales for a good hike in the area. Read on to learn more.

Rock Creek Park

First on our list is a returning selection: Rock Creek Park. But why do we highlight it so much? It’s because of how awesome the location is. First, it bears a ton of priceless history; it was inhabited for over a 1,000 years by indigenous peoples.

Fast forward to the dawn of the 1900’s, and the park received federal recognition. Now, its nature-filled scenery can be enjoyed by citizens at their leisure. Its eventful grounds are the perfect place to count your hike’s steps.


Kingman Island

Next up we have a more secluded location. At almost 50 acres in length, Kingman Island is another great opportunity for a good hike. It’s adjacent to Heritage Island, with the two converging across the Anacostia River. This location is great for those looking to get a less challenging hike in, as the terrain isn’t as difficult as some of its counterparts on this list.

Fort Dupon

The last piece of today’s list comes courtesy of a locale with great historical significance. Fort Dupont was one of the city’s strongholds during the civil war. Today, it’s a marvelous park that offers some great, hike-worthy grounds. In fact, there are multiple parks on the grounds, making it a must-see for the active traveler.


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