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Rock Creek Park - Nature Center and Planetarium We meet outside, near the entrance to the Nature Center. From the Maryland Suburbs: From I-695 and I-95, Head southwest on I-95 S (21.4 miles) Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 27 W to merge onto I-495 W toward Silver Spring (5.7 miles) Take exit 31 for MD-97/Georgia Ave toward Silver Spring/Wheaton (0.1 miles) Keep left at the fork, follow signs for MD-97 S (230 ft) Use any lane to turn left onto MD-97 S/Georgia Ave (0.5 miles) Slight right onto 16th St (1.2 miles) Enter the traffic circle (118 ft) Exit the traffic circle onto 16th St NW (2.0 miles) Turn right onto the Military Rd W ramp to Connecticut Ave (0.1 miles) Merge onto Military Rd NW (0.8 miles) Turn left onto Glover Rd NW (0.1 miles) Slight left to stay on Glover Rd NW (0.1 miles) Turn left (0.1 miles) Turn right (39 ft) Public Transportation:

The Friendship Heights or Fort Totten Metro stations are the closest to the Nature Center, which is where we meet.

 

From either Friendship Heights Metro station (Red Line) or the Fort Trotten Metro station (Red, Green Lines), take Metrobus E2 or E3 along Military Road. Get off at Oregon Avenue (opposite Glover Road). From the southeast corner of the intersection, walk uphill on the path for about a little less than just 0.2 miles and we meet up near the entrance to the nature center.

 

NOTE: To avoid the walk up to the Nature Center where we meet up, you can ask the Bus Driver to Please let you off at the Nature Center/Planetarium. Contact Metro if you need assistance with planning the trip at (202) 637-7000 or www.wmata.com.

NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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