Book: 20 weekend trips near Washington D.C.

This book features our favorite 20 outdoors trips in the Mid-Atlantic, including Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.

The area offers over 300,000 acres of wilderness in a mere 2-4 hour drive from Washington D.C. with an unique variety of activities and beauties.

Plan your next adventure cheap and easy!

Hike to waterfalls, breathtaking views, find places to camp, watch cool sunrises and sunsets, rock climb...

Every trip has hike descriptions, color photos, maps, directions, distance and useful notes. Includes a guide for camping outdoors.

Your weekend plans will never be boring!

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The book features the following trips:

 

SPRING

1. Hike to Tibbet Knob

Tibbet Knob, Virginia

Tibbet Knob, Virginia

2. Hike to Bear Church Rock

Bear Church Rock, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Bear Church Rock, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

3.  Swim in the mountains in Overall Run

Overall Run Falls and Pools, Virginia

Overall Run Falls and Pools, Virginia

4. Hike and climb at Annapolis Rock

Climbing in Annapolis Rock, Maryland

Climbing in Annapolis Rock, Maryland

5. Climb and swim in Summersville Lake

Summersville Lake, West Virginia

Summersville Lake, West Virginia

 

SUMMER

6. Relax at the beach in Chincoteague Island

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Chincoteague Island, Virginia

7. Backpacking from Spruce Knob to Seneca Falls

Seneca Falls, West Virginia

Seneca Falls, West Virginia

8. Cool down In Great Falls

Great Falls, Maryland side of the Potomac river

Great Falls, Maryland side of the Potomac river

9. Hike and climb in New River Gorge

New River Gorge, West Virginia

New River Gorge, West Virginia

10.  Climb at Franklin Gorge

Climbing in Franklin Gorge, West Virginia

Climbing in Franklin Gorge, West Virginia

 

FALL

11. Hike To White Rocks

Sunrise in White Rocks, George Washington National Forest, West Virginia

Sunrise in White Rocks, George Washington National Forest, West Virginia

12. Summit Old Rag Mountain (Saddle Trail)

Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

13. Hike to White Oak Canyon Falls

White Oak Canyon, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

White Oak Canyon, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

14. Sunset at Big Schloss

Sunset in Big Schloss, West Virginia

Sunset in Big Schloss, West Virginia

15. Sunrise at Strickler Knob

Strickler Knob, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Virginia

Strickler Knob, George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Virginia

 

WINTER

16. Hike to a frozen waterfall in Overall Run

Overall Run Waterfall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Overall Run Waterfall, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

17. Explore the Luray Caverns

Luray Caverns, Virginia

Luray Caverns, Virginia

18. Ski or Snow Board In Snow Shoe

Snow Shoe, West Virginia

Snow Shoe, West Virginia

19. Summit Old Rag Mountain again (Ridge Trail)

Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

20.  Hike and climb at Seneca Rocks

Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Seneca Rocks, West Virginia