Soapstone Valley Trail Evening Hike
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Rock Creek Park
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$7 members, $10 non-members
Level: 3, 4.0 miles
This area was named “Best Place in Rock Creek.” This is an evening hike in the middle of the week… why not! A good break from the hectic work week. It descends to a riffling creek, a tributary of Broad Branch that looks positively unpolluted in the right light. The trail follows the creek for a bit and then you cross it by hopping the stones (probably granite, since most of the actual soapstone was quarried out some time ago). You’ll crisscross the creek seven or so more times as the valley grows deeper, greener, and more dense. After a last bit of stone-hopping, Soapstone Valley and the trail ends, spitting you out at Broad Branch Road after a mile-and-a-half.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 11, 2017