Exploratory Jogging: Canal in Color

date Sunday, 5 November 2017 time 10 a.m. to noon

👤 Geoff Patterson 🏢 Rock Creek Park Trails: Woodley Park


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We saw spring along the canal earlier this year; fall is a great time to return for more!

This edition of Exploratory Jogging will step off the pavement; into the forest; and under, over, and along the C&O Canal. After meandering over the rocks, roots, and rolling hills of a few lesser-known local trails, we’ll follow the flatter C&O Canal towpath for the return trip.

The route will cover five miles at a pace of roughly 10:00 min/mi, with frequent stops to check out small local parks, a community garden, the century-old remnants of a demolished bridge, the beginning of a 335-mile trail to Pittsburgh, and (hopefully) plenty of fall colors.

We’ll start near Woodley Park — meet at the pin on this map — and end at the C&O Canal near Foggy Bottom. Here’s the estimated route.


Rock Creek Park Trails: Woodley Park
Connecticut Avenue NW and Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC
Neighborhood: Woodley Park
Meet at the pin on goo.gl/MG2YVR, on the southwest corner of Connecticut and Calvert

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