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Hiking and learning on the Civil War battlefields

There are more than 300 miles of trails to explore in the 24 national parks designated as significant battlegrounds of the Civil War. The trails offer more than just a typical hike but a come with a sense of history.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 04:43pm EDT

Tags: Civil War, Monocacy National Battlefield, Manassas Battlefield National Park, Battle of Chancellorsville, National Park Service,

Frederick, Md., ponders trail use in city forest

Friday - 03/28/2014, 08:53am EDT

Tags: frederick,

Parks could start plowing Capital Crescent Trail next winter

Montgomery Parks on Thursday said it could plow its part of the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda for less than $60,000 with a pilot program starting next winter.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 03:25pm EDT

Tags: Capital Crescent Trail, Montgomery County,

Va. couple lost for 4 days in Wyoming backcountry

Friday - 06/28/2013, 11:18am EDT

Tags: Wyoming,

Take a hike: Local trails and area excursions

Dealing with the day-to-day grind in the Washington area can leave you feeling a bit claustrophobic. Get out in the open air and go for a hike at one of these local spots.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 08:39am EDT

Tags: hike, hikers, trails, outdoors, D.C., great falls park, Dana Gooley, Rachel Nania