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Thank you for your interest in Capital Hiking Club & for visiting our Web site.

To assist you, we have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions and we hope you will find this section helpful.


  printable quarterly hike schedule

Sunday, October 29, 7:00 PM
CHC Quarterly Potluck Dinner & Social preceded by CHC Quarterly Business Meeting

Bring a dish and/or some wine and share stories with your fellow Capital Hikers. The Potluck and Social will be held at Frona's home at 7:00 p.m. 

Long-time hikers, casual hikers, and brand new members are all encouraged to come. [Note: Since this event is held in a private home, we must limit attendance--please only sign up if you are sure you will attend.]

Contact Frona for directions (fronahall<at> and what you can bring. Note for Club Board members: The Potluck Dinner and Social will be preceded by our regular quarterly board meeting beginning at 5:00 p.m.

See Capital Hiking Club webpage for further information.

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2 currently signed up to attend. : 18 spots available.


Sunday, November 5, 5:00 PM
CHC's 80th Anniversary !

The Capital Hiking Club is celebrating 80 years in 2017. Please join us to formally mark this momentous occasion! 

Our celebratory event will be held at Quebec House South, 2800 Quebec Street, NW, just a 5-minute walk from the Cleveland Park Metro Station (Red Line), in their party room on the lower level.

Please join us for food, drinks, photos, music, reminiscing and general merriment. More details are below.

Happy anniversary, CHC!


1937 2017

How time flies!  You and your guest are cordially invited to



Sunday, November 5, 2017

5:00-8:00 p.m.


Quebec House South Apartments, Lower Level Party Room

2800 Quebec Street, NW

(.2 mile/ 5 minute walk from Cleveland Park Metro–Red Line–exit onto the east side of Connecticut Avenue)


$15 per person 

(includes a sumptuous buffet courtesy of Whole Foods,

 as well as celebratory cake, wine, beer, and other beverages)


Casual or Fancy – Take Your Pick


Stephanie Allgaier 301-530-8633/ sallgaier<@>

Vickie Soderberg 703-765-5066/ vrsode<@>


Sign up and pay online (click on RSVP box above), or contact Stephanie for instructions for paying by check

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35 currently signed up to attend. : 45 spots available.


Saturday, November 25, 9:00 AM
Billy Goat Trail, C&O Canal Park, MD

Park Map / No bus

Long hike: 11 mi. Moderate hike: 7½ mi. Both with moderate elevation changes. 

Meet at the parking lot across from Old Anglers Inn at 8:45 a.m. Post-Thanksgiving exercise! Under-appreciated local scenery! Both await you on this convenient outing that starts with an upstream trek on the C&O Canal Towpath and a side trip to the Great Falls Overlook. There the hikes separate. Moderate hikers follow the Lock 19 Spur Trail, Overlook Trail and Berma Rd. back to the Towpath, hike Sections B and C of the Billy Goat Trail, and return to the parking area. Long hikers tackle the more difficult, bouldery Section A of the Billy Goat Trail before following the moderate hikers on Sections B and C.

Leaders: [two volunteer leaders needed—please contact Lorraine]

Reservations: Unlike CHC's other Saturday bus hikes, signing up for this hike is not required.  However, if you do sign up, you can be notified of a possible change in plan.  Usually, light rain alone will not cancel the hike--for safety reasons, severe weather or a thunderstorm will. 

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signup opens: Saturday, November 18, 8:00 PM


events & hikes

Sat, October 21, 8:00 AM
Hike: Doubletop Mtn. / Camp Hoover, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Fri, October 27, 8:15 PM
Moonlight Hike: C&O Canal to Great Falls, MD

Sat, October 28, 8:00 AM
Hike: Big Schloss / Little Schloss, GWNF, VA / WV

Visit our complete schedule for hike and event details, the bus departure points and contact info for hike leaders.