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Mt. Pleasant Heritage Trail

Mt. Pleasant Heritage Trail

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:16pm
Mt. Pleasant, while not considered a destination neighborhood like Georgetown or DuPont, is one of the city's prettiest. On this hike you will see some beautiful homes, tree-lined streets, and get a good dose of local history. If you have chance, take this hike in the Fall, when the leaves are changing color.
Distance: 
2.0mi
Difficulty: 
Easy
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Scenery: 
Fair
Trail Map: 
Location: 
Trailhead
16th St NW & Mt Pleasant St NW
Washington
Metro Accessible: 
Yes
Closest Metro Station: 
Distance to Metro Station: 
0.30mi
Parking : 
Parking Garage - under shopping center
3100 14th Street Northwest
20005 Washington, DC
Additional Directions: 
The trail starts on 16th St, next to the statue of Francis Asbury.
What to Bring: 
Trail map.
Food Options: 
There are options along the hike to purchase water and food. The hike finishes on Mt. Pleasant St., which houses a number of restaurants and convenience stores.
Additional Information: 

This is one of the DC's Heritage Trails. Signs are posted along the trail to point out places of historical interest. The trails provide great opportunities to learn local and national history, as well as visit DC's distinct neighborhoods.

This is a great trail to walk in the Fall, when there is wonderful foliage. Mount Pleasant borders Rock Creek Park, so there are lots of trees. You also will pass some large colonial homes hovering well above the street. On this trail you will be exposed to a great deal of local history pertaining to this historically-diverse neighborhood. The trail finishes on Mt Pleasant Street, where there are a number of restaurant options or places to simply sit and have a beer or coffee. We recommend Tonic (between Kilbourne and Lamont) for a beer or Heller's (between Park and lamont) for a coffee.

Disclaimer: 
Environmental conditions in cities, parks, etc. can change rapidly and without our knowledge. We do not make any claims as to the accuracy of information presented on this page. Further, hiking can be a dangerous activity that may result in bodily harm and possibly death. We hope the information that we provide will help you prepare for your hike, but do not imply that the information provided is complete. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself for whatever challenges you may face. If you decide to use any of the information on this page, you do so at your own risk.
Images: 
Mount Pleasant
Guglielmo Marconi Statue
Park Road, Mount Pleasant
Park Road, Mount Pleasant
Park Road, Mount Pleasant
Heller's Bakery Mount Pleasant

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