AMC's Best Day Hikes near Washington, D.C.
Four Season Guide to 50 of the Best Trails in Maryland, Virginia, and the Nation's Capital
Stephen Mauro & Beth Homicz
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DISCOVER 50 OF THE BEST DAY HIKES in the Washington, D.C., area with this essential four-season guide from AMC’s Best Day Hikes series. Perfect for beginners, enthusiasts, families, tourists, and area natives, this easy-to-use book includes some of the finest trails in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. From a scenic excursion through the mountains of Shenandoah National Park, to a historic hike from Roosevelt Island to the Roosevelt Memorial, to a trek along the Billy Goat Trail, AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C. 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.
INSIDE YOU’LL FIND
- 50 hiking trips for all ability levels and seasons
- At-a-glance trip planner to help you find the trip that’s right for you
- Detailed maps showing parking areas, trails, and natural highlights
- Summaries of time, distance, and difficulty level for each trail
- GPS coordinates for trailheads
- Hiking and safety tips, including advice on what to carry in your pack
- Essays on nature and history of the region
“This outstanding guidebook leads readers to beautiful natural panoramas and sites of national importance. Anyone wanting to walk through history—or just go for a good walk—should carry it in their daypack.”
—Ann Marie Maher, Executive Director
Prince William-Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau
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 qualified for her Washington, D.C., tour guide license in 1994 and has led more than 15,000 individuals on trips around the capital city. A former columnist for Destinations magazine, her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post.