Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Klingle Valley Trail
Rock Creek Park
—National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Klingle Valley Trail
Welcome to the Klingle Valley Trail, a place for peaceful public recreation. This 0.7-mile trail is a steady, moderate incline through a small wooded stream valley leading to the rugged and picturesque Rock Creek. This trail is built on the remains of old Klingle Road. Part of the road was built in the early 1830s by Joshua Peirce, son of local land owner Isaac Peirce, to connect his estate and grist mill. The historic 1820s Peirce Mill, a visitor attraction, still sits on the bank of Rock Creek north of your present location.
North from here
Pierce Mill - 0.9 miles
Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium - 4.9 miles
South from here
National Zoological Park - 1.3 miles
Thompson Boat Center - 2.7 miles
Erected 2017 by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 55.999′ N, 77° 3.187′ W. Marker is in Smithsonian National Zoo, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Klingle Road Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 Klingle Rd NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Meet Our Bison (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); And Then There Were (Almost) None It's Our 125th Birthday! (about 700 feet away); Feeding Times at the Zoo (about 700 feet away); Bison and the National Zoo (about 700 feet away); House Remodeling (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olmsted Walk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smithsonian National Zoo.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.