We will meet at the Pierce Mill Picnic Area (Grove 1 Picnic Area – the intersection of Tilden and Shoemaker Streets NW) and start hiking at 9am. No RSVP necessary. We are planning on an 11-mile hike north along the Valley Trail, up to Boundary Bridge where we will break and have a snack. We will return along the West Ridge Trail.
This is a longer vigorous hike, total estimated time is about 6 hours. If you prefer not to go the full distance there are multiple points you can leave the trail. There is a restroom at Pierce Mill and the nature center should be open as well. Please bring plenty of water as there is not an opportunity to refill water along this route.
PLEASE NOTE: updates to the hike (i.e. postponements, cancellations will be sent via email, please be sure you are signed up for the Capital Area email list).