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    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Midland, VA
    • 1
    Register

    39 miles, 1400 feet elevation. Good for Intermediate and Advanced Riders.  Scenic country roads with rolling hills.

     

    Join us for a ride in beautiful Fauquier County, Virginia with farms, forests and history. We'll start at Powers Brewery where after the ride we'll enjoy drinks, food and conversation. If you've participated in the Great Pumpkin Ride, you'll be familiar with many of these wonderful rural roads with rolling hills and low traffic.

    As with all WWO rides, there will be a leader and a sweep, and no one will be left behind.

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this ride is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hone Quarry, VA
    • 0

    This 5.0 mile trip has 600' elevation gain and is suitable for beginner backpackers.


    Hone Quarry Falls offers an easy, secluded hike with a big payoff. Tucked away in the Shenandoah Mountain area, these 25-foot falls are the largest set of waterfalls in the region and a hidden gem that remains largely undiscovered by many. The waterfall features two ledge falls and a dramatic main fall, providing several picturesque viewpoints along the stream.

    The hike will meander past a tranquil marsh pond, with a traverse through a section of old-growth forest, where small streams trickle down from Pond Knob, adding to the serene ambiance. The Slate Springs and Waterfall trails gently incline as they lead us toward the waterfall area, making for a pleasant and accessible journey.

    This hike not only rewards you with the stunning sight of Hone Quarry Falls but also offers the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the forest, complete with the soothing sounds of flowing water and the rustling of leaves.

    Miles: 5.0

    Rating: Level 3  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

    There is limited space on this trip, so please register early!

    • 3 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Indian Head, MD
    • 3
    Register

    Sunset, nature and paddling - one of the best combinations for relaxation!  This leisurely paddle is designed for beginner and experienced paddlers.


    Explore Mattawoman Creek during the annual American Lotus bloom and soak in the many colors of sunset while on the water. Mattawoman Creek is a calm,  freshwater tidal body of water that creates a unique environment for the native flora and fauna which includes one of the largest native stands of the American. Tandem kayaks are used in order to create a more intimate setting. All equipment, paddles and PFDs and necessary instruction is included on this professionally guided paddle.

    Bring water and snacks and don't forget your binoculars!

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and event location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. 

    • 4 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Poolesville, MD
    • 1
    Register

    35 miles, 2000 feet elevation.  Scenic rural roads with several challenging climbs. For Intermediate and Advanced riders.  

     

    Leaving from Riley’s Lock, we will explore the western reaches of the Montgomery County Agriculture Reserve along low-traffic roads, passing working farms, cornfields and woodlands. The ride begins with two climbs that will get your heart pumping with a few more challenging hills for good measure before we end. But it’s well worth the effort! We’ll enjoy two climbs and a long downhill on Mt. Nebo Road before ending with the rollers on River Road. This ride is suitable for intermediate riders (who like hills) and advanced riders. As with all our rides, there will be a leader and a sweep, and no one will be left behind.

    After the ride, we invite you to join us in collecting trash along Riley's Lock Road, the "Rustic Road" that WWO has adopted as part of the County's program to preserve historic and scenic roadways and keep them litter free.  

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this ride is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 4 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • online
    Register

    The Board of Directors is the governing body of WWO with the responsibility of overseeing all activities.

     

    Board members meet quarterly to discuss policy and to focus on the mission, strategy and goals of WWO in an effort to better serve our members and trip participants. These quarterly-scheduled meetings are open to WWO members and we encourage members to get involved!  We invite you to come observe our meetings, particularly if you have always wanted to get more involved with WWO but didn't know where to start.

    There is an opening on the Board for Communications Chair. To find out more about this position, please email Rene at 

      mailto: president@washingtonwomenoutdoors.org

    The meeting will be held on Zoom.  You need to register to receive meeting instructions.  Only registered WWO members can join the meeting, and we ask that you not share the meeting link with others. 

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Thurmont, Maryland
    Register

    5.2 miles, Level 5 rating. Suitable for intermediate to advanced hikers.  Mostly a moderate trail with some strenuous ups/downs along a rocky terrain. You'll be well rewarded with stunning overlooks, panoramic views, and unique rock formations.

     

    Located in north-central Maryland, Catoctin Mountain Park is part of the forested ridge-range that forms the northeastern rampart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Appalachian Mountains System.

    The park features sparkling streams and panoramic vistas of the Monocacy Valley that include Thurmont Vista and Chimney Rock.

    The Thurmont Vista, with an elevation of 1,502 feet, is a relatively short steep climb with views to the east of the Frederick Valley and Thurmont.

    Chimney Rock is at about 1,400 feet in elevation and looks out to the east over the piedmont region. 

    Wolf Rock, a prominent outcropping of Quartzite with fissures, fractures-crack systems, blocks and faces, provide opportunities for scrambling if you choose to do so.

     As with all WWO hikes, there will be a leader and a sweep, and no one will be left behind.

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this hike is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 11 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Laytonsville, MD
    • 1
    Register

    33 miles, 1800 feet elevation. Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced Riders. Gently rolling hills with a few good climbs.

     

    We found that the best way to do this route in the summer is to include a brewery! This ride will explore the far reaches of Montgomery County's farmland and green space and take us into Howard County’s preserved farmland. The route is on gently rolling hills and low-traffic roads with a few climbs for good measure. This ride has fantastic scenery and beautiful vistas of big open sky, farms and orchards. We end at the Elder Pine Brewing Company where we’ll relax outside and enjoy the refreshments. 

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this ride is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 4:00 PM
    • 18 Aug 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • Thomas, West Virginia
    • 3
    Register

    Join us for a long weekend camping, hiking and tubing in wild and wonderful West Virginia!  


     We will meet up Thursday evening to set up our campsite at the campground.  After a leisurely breakfast on Friday, we will visit Blackwater Falls State Park, located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker County, and named for the amber waters of the falls, a 57-foot cascade tinted by the tannic acid of fallen hemlock and red spruce needles. The falls, along with some of the park's other features like Elakala Falls, Lindy Point and Pendeleton Point Overlook, are some of the state's most photographed spots.  We'll explore the town of Thomas and stop by the Purple Fiddle, an iconic music venue, for lunch.  On Saturday, we will have a relaxing morning tubing on the flatwaters of the Cheat River.  Campsite cooking around a campfire will complete the day.  On Sunday, we pack up and head home.  

    WWO has a limited amount of camping equipment to lend as a member benefit. Let the trip leader know if you need to borrow any equipment. 

    Trip details with suggested equipment list and driving directions to the campground will be provided by email the week before the trip.  Trip fee does not include tubing or food.  

    This trip is Thursday evening to Sunday morning, although you can join any time.  We'll do our best to coordinate ride sharing! 

    There is limited space, so please register early!

    • 18 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Catlett, VA
    • 10
    Register

    37 miles, elevation 1200 feet.  For Intermediate and Advanced Riders. Low traffic country roads with rolling hills.


    The title of the ride says it all! This ride is a beautiful tour of the rolling hills, forests and farms of Fauquier County, VA. We spend some time on Rogues Road, so named because of the highwaymen that used to frequent this location. This route visits Rogues Road for about eight miles and is mostly traffic-and robber-free. We will have a mid-ride rest stop at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport. This is a no-drop ride with a leader and a sweep.

     As with all WWO rides, there will be a leader and a sweep, and no one will be left behind.

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this ride is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Troutdale, VA
    • 5
    Register

    This 3-day, 2-night, 22.0 mile trip is suitable for advanced backpackers.


    Backpacking in Grayson Highlands offers a unique experience with its stunning vistas and wild ponies roaming freely. Located in southwestern Virginia, this area is known for its rugged beauty and the high elevation trails that provide breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The Appalachian Trail runs through Grayson Highlands, making it a popular destination for thru-hikers and weekend adventurers alike. With its diverse flora and fauna, rocky outcrops, and scenic meadows, Mount Rogers / Grayson Highlands is a must-visit for anyone seeking a memorable three day, two night backpacking adventure.

    All trip details including equipment list, meeting location, and driving directions will be provided by email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of backpacking equipment to lend as a member benefit. Let the trip leader know if you need to borrow any equipment. 

    Miles: 22.0

    Rating: Level 12  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

    There is limited space on this trip, so please register early!

    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Annapolis, MD
    • 13
    Register

    31 miles on a flat, tree-lined paved trail --  a great ride in the summertime. For Advanced Beginners and above.


    This ride is on the Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail that follows the route of freight and passenger service started in 1880 between Annapolis and Baltimore. Today, the 112-acre “linear park” winds through parks, neighborhoods and natural wooded areas between Annapolis and Glen Burnie. Along the trail there is a literal alphabet of historical markers, from A to Z as well as displays for the sun and planets.  And an ice cream stop on our way back! This ride is for advanced beginners and above. All types of bikes are suitable for the ride. As with all our rides, we will have a leader and sweep and no one will be left behind.


    • 30 Aug 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • 1 Sep 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • George Washington National Forest / Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area (Buena Vista, VA)
    • 3
    Register

    This 3-night, 12.0 mile trip is suitable for intermediate backpackers and above.


    Can't jet off to Scotland or Switzerland for those breathtaking high mountain meadows? Fear not! Right here in the Old Dominion, we have our own slice of paradise waiting to be explored. Every hiker in the mid-Atlantic should make it a point to experience Cole Mountain at least once. Picture-perfect 360° meadow views await you from the saddle, rivaling some of the best vistas on the east coast. Meanwhile, Mount Pleasant boasts not one, but two summit viewpoints – east and west – each offering their own spectacular panoramas.

    Recognized by Congress in 1994 as the Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area, these trails are meticulously maintained by the North Boundary Appalachian Trail Club, ensuring a pristine hiking experience for all adventurers. So lace up your boots and get ready to discover the unparalleled beauty that awaits in our very own backyard.

    All trip details including equipment list, meeting location, and driving directions will be provided by email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of backpacking equipment to lend as a member benefit. Let the trip leader know if you need to borrow any equipment. 

    Miles: 12.0

    Rating: Level 12  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

    There is limited space on this trip, so please register early!


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