Potomac Appalachian Trail Club Hikes in the Washington D.C. Region
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Describes half-day hikes within a 40-mile radius of the Zero Milestone in downtown Washington; covers Maryland counties of Montgomery and Frederick. Authors: Philip J. Stone and William E. Hutchinson. Softcover booklet; 108 pages; two-color maps and black-and-white photographs. Potomac Appalachian Trail Club; copyright 1997. Measures 4 x 7 inches. Describes most hiking areas open to the public, but does not describe trails as such, rather representative hikes using one or multiple trails. Material is arranged by stream valleys. In each section there is a general description discussing geographical, natural and historical aspects of the basin followed by descriptions of hikes. Travel directions to trailhead, detailed descriptions of the walks cite points of interests and give distances between landmarks. Alternative routes, side trips and connections to other trails are often noted.