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W&OD Trail: Purcellville to Clarke’s Gap

Hike Summary

This is kind of a short update, because this was somewhat of an uneventful hike. The W&OD (Washington and Old Dominion) trail is a mostly asphalt, multi-use trail that goes from near DC all the way out to Purcellville, VA, a distance of about 45 miles.

It’s crowded with joggers, walkers and bicyclists, and runs through suburbia. There are some fun little bits, and I got a good long, almost 12 mile hike out of it, but it really wasn’t that compelling to me, and I really only took one picture:

I hiked on the gravel path as much as I could, but the asphalt parts were murder on my ankles. This week, I am going to try to hike further, but I’m going to pick a place that should be all dirt/trail.

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