Summary: The Brookland section of Northeast Washington is a distinctive area that feels more like a separate community than an outlying part of the nation's capital. Heavily Catholic, it's a fascinating, multi-ethnic spanse of campuses, religious institutions, residential neighborhoods, and historic cemeteries.
The route traverses by the Basilica, the wold's 8th largest church and the second tallest masonry structure in DC. And the famous statue marking the memorial to Marian Adams, created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and nicknamed "Grief" by Mark Twain.
Trailhead: Take Metro Red line train to Brookland-CUA station. (Lat:38.9341 Lon:-76.9939)
Trail Guides for Brookland:
60 Hikes within 60 miles of Washington D.C.
by Paul Elliott (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: None
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joe Cross, who has posted 56 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Kristy on 8/5/2011
I live around here and walk my dog here practically everyday. It is not a Hike! Someone take this down.
Reviewed by Brian on 8/22/2009
The basilica is amazing, but I'm sorry, this is not a hike. A paved urban campus is not a hike.
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