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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, April 30, 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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11 currently signed up to attend. : 9 spots available.


Sunday, June 11, 1:00 PM
CHC 3rd Annual Summer Potluck Picnic

Come mingle with your fellow hikers at the Capital Hiking Club’s third annual summer potluck picnic. Put in the comment box what you plan to bring!

Please bring a main dish, a dish, an appetizer, or a dessert to share. ***Bring a utensil to serve your dish.*** The Club will provide sodas, ice, plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery.

Our permit states that we may not serve alcohol in the Park; please help us adhere to the permit conditions.

Location and directions: Rock Creek Park, Grove 1 Picnic Area at Peirce Mill on the corner of Tilden Street NW and Shoemaker Street NW.

Peirce Mill is a 15-20 minute walk—less than 1 mile—from the Van Ness Metro station on the Red Line. From the Van Ness metro station, walk south down Connecticut Ave. to Tilden St. and then turn east (left) on Tilden St. towards Rock Creek Park. Keep walking until you get to Shoemaker Street. Peirce Barn will be on your left, a narrow bridge will be ahead of you, and Grove 1 will be on your right through a parking lot. If you cross the bridge over Rock Creek, you have gone too far.

If you are driving, aim for this address: Peirce Mill, 2401 Tilden St NW, Washington, DC 20015. Grove 1 is on the south side of Tilden St NW between Shoemaker St NW and Beach Drive NW. Parking is limited.

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signup opens: Saturday, May 27, 5:00 PM


events & hikes

Sat, April 29, 8:00 AM
Hike: Overall Run Falls, Shenandoah National Park, VA

Sun, April 30, 7:00 PM
CHC Quarterly Potluck Dinner & Social preceded by CHC Quarterly Business Meeting

Sat, May 6, 8:00 AM
Hike: AT - Trillium Hike / G. Richard Thompson WMA / Sky Meadows State Park, VA

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