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Cabin John Creek Hike - Oct 22

An up and back 6 mile hike of the Cabin John Creek Trail from Locust Grove Nature Center to the Goya Dr trailhead and back.


Our goal is to involve residents of the Cabin John Creek Watershed in a safe outdoor shared experience that will be meaningful and educate you on the watershed. 

Hike Event: Oct 22nd, 2022 at 10am

A 6 mile hike on the Cabin John Creek Trail from Locust Grove Nature Center to the trailhead at Goya Drive and back to the nature center. The festivities begin at 10 am with a StormWater Solutions presentation, followed by commencement of the hike.   We expect the hike to take 3-4 hrs depending on the pace of the hikers.

Local residents have the option of participating by hiking just a portion of the trail that is convenient and near their neighborhood.  Hiking smaller segments of just a mile or two from your favorite trailhead is welcome as well.


Checkout the QR codes posted along the Cabin John Creek Trail to learn more about the watershed, historical spots, and how you can help protect this valuable resource ! 

Complete the whole Cabin John Creek Challenge end to end hike of the Cabin John Trail in segments during 2022, record it on the hike log, and receive a prize! 


Meet at 10am at the Locust Grove Nature Center (we'll walk down to the presentation at the Sycamore Tree Amphitheater by the creek).


Locust Grove Nature Center / Tennis Center Parking Lot

 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 

What do I need?

Your hiking shoes and a small backpack with:

  • Water Bottle

  • Lunch and snacks 

  • Printed Map (We'll have them for you)

Water Stations

We will have staffed tables at the following locations with water to refill your water bottles, snacks, first aid kits and maps.​

  • Locust Grove Nature Center [START 10am]

  • Goya Drive Trailhead


  • On the hike: Cabin John Regional Park, Porta-John at baseball fields

  • Start: Tennis Facility & Locust Grove Nature Center

Prize / Reward

Complete the end to end 10 miles of Cabin John Trail using the trail log during 2022 and receive a special edition FoCJC CJ Creek Challenge sticker! 

Share Your Progress!

Finished hiking a segment? or the whole thing end to end? Do you have pics of the creek or anything interesting along your hike? Share it on FoCJC's Facebook page, or post it to social media. Don't forget to tag #CJCChallenge


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Funding for this event provided by: Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, Montgomery County Water Quality Protection Fund

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