Discover 50 of the best day hikes in the Washington, D.C., area with this essential four-season guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club. If you are looking to explore the trails of Washington, D.C., Maryland, or Virginia, this book is a must-have resource for shorter walks and day-long adventures. From a historic hike from Roosevelt Island to the Roosevelt Memorial, to a scenic excursion through the mountains of the Shenandoah National Park, and a traverse along the Billy Goat Trail, this guide offers a variety of trails for all ability levels and interests. An at-a-glance chart highlights the best hikes near public transportation, for kids, and for winter snowshoeing and skiing.
Stephen Mauro has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for 15 years, and hikes extensively there. He is a senior editor for Wild West magazine and a copy editor for Aviation History magazine. Beth Homicz has been a Washington, D.C., tour guide since 1994. A former columnist for Destinations magazine, her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post.