Rock Creek Park
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Rock Creek Park

Soak up the outdoors at Rock Creek Park, sprawling over 1,000 acres that comprise hiking trails, an 18-hole golf course and bridle trails.

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Time Out says

What is Rock Creek Park?

Rock Creek Park is a massive 1,754-acre playground in Northwest Washington. The park brings a touch of the outdoors to the city. Beyond exploring the park's 32 miles of hiking trails, you can tee off at the 18-hole golf course, ride horses along 13 miles of bridle trails, and set sail on the Potomac River. It's the perfect blend of nature and adventure in the heart of the city.

Is Rock Creek Park worth visiting?

For those longing for the outdoors, a casual stroll, or a bit of fresh air, Rock Creek Park is definitely worth a visit.

Tickets, accessibility and booking

The park is free, and no entry pass is required. Just a heads up, it's usually open year-round during daylight hours and closes after dark.

Where’s good to eat near Rock Creek Park?

After some hiking, you’ll likely get hungry. Duke’s Counter is a great spot for wings, salads, mac and cheese, and more importantly, some of the best burgers in the city.


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