The following brochures about Rock Creek Park are available for downloading to help you plan your visit.

Highlighted Hikes in Rock Creek Park

Three loop hikes that begin and end at the Nature Center include:

  • The "Rapids Bridge Hike" is a 2 mile hike that parallels the scenic whitewater section of Rock Creek.
  • The "Milkhouse Ford Hike" is a 1.75 mile hike that heads past Fort DeRussy, dating from the Civil War.
  • The "Rock Creek Ramble" is a 3.1 mile hike that parallels the whitewater section of the creek.

Explore the Woodland Trail Explore this short 1/4 mile hike behind the Nature Center and learn about some of the most common trees found in Rock Creek Park.

Bicycle Trails User's Guide This trail guide is specifically geared towards bicycling the park.

Education Programs Explore a woodland trail using your five senses. Learn about planets and stars in our galaxy. Discover what creatures live in the park. Touch live animals. Find constellations. Investigate Rock Creek's water quality. Learn how the forest grows. Experience history and the industrial revolution. This guide is geared for teachers planning a visit to our park.

Bird Checklist Rock Creek Park is great place to view many species of birds. This is a complete checklist of the birds you find in Rock Creek Park, by month.

Last updated: May 31, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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