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  1. The trails at Catoctin Mountain Park offer challenging routes with plenty of scenic views.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    57.0 miles
    Duration
    Varies, depending on the trail.
  2. The Potomac Heritage Trail is comprised of several trails through three states and the District of Columbia, totaling 830 miles.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    5.0 miles
    Duration
    One hour to several days.
  3. The Cross County Trail splits Fairfax County down the middle and offers 40 miles of mostly gravel and natural surface trails along streams.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.8 miles
    Duration
    One hour to several hours.
  4. The George Washington National Forest offers moderate hiking and camping close to the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia area, with an array of plants and animals and enjoyable hikes that have rewarding panoramic views.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    89.9 miles
    Duration
    Give 2-4 hours to hike Big Schloss. If you take your time on the first mile, then stop for small breaks for views along the way, this time should be accurate. You will also gain a little over 1,000 feet in elevation. Bring lunch or snacks as well, you'll want to hang out at the top for a while. There are spectacular views of both West Virginia, and Virginia. The trail runs along both state's borders.
  5. Hiking the Appalachian Trail through Virginia and Maryland offers a varying set of challenges, from easy hikes to more difficult sections.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    47.2 miles
    Duration
    One hour to several days.
  6. Patuxent River State Park contains miles of unmarked trails and takes you to another world despite being just 34 miles from the nation's capital.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    25.8 miles
    Duration
    Varies, depending on the distance.
  7. Great Falls Park features hiking trails on both the Maryland and Virginia sides of the Potomac River.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    13.8 miles
    Duration
    15 - 45 minutes.
  8. Huntley Meadows is a 1,500-acre park with hiking trails and wetlands that are home to more than 200 species of birds.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    11.6 miles
    Duration
    Varies, depending on how far you want to run.
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