Moon Take a Hike Washington DC by Theresa Dowell Perhaps you don’t normally associate Washington DC with hiking but the DC area offers some killer hiking opportunities ranging from historic grounds to mountains to beaches and waterfalls. This latest Moon Handbook spotlights 80 hikes in Washington DC and eastern Maryland (all of them completed by the author).
This book highlights some of DC’s top trails by category. Examples include best bird watching, hikes with children, historical hikes, best wildlife hikes, waterfalls, wildflowers and best summit views.
The trails are organized by different regions in the area and photographs and important trail information accompany each description. Be sure to read the “hiking tips” section in the beginning of the book. For outdoor enthusiasts or urban enthusiasts wanting a break from the concrete jungle, this is a must have book for both residents and visitors alike.