Mist Trail up to Vernal Falls and Nevada Falls. John Muir Trail back down.
Despite the fact that some have labeled Cleveland as the “mistake on the lake,” Cleveland seems to be a very vibrant up and coming city. It’s adoption of urban life infused in deep history make it suitable for the young and old. Make no mistake, there are are still many areas that need care. However, it seems to be evolving slowly but surely.
The fact that a large, organic, and active park such as Rock Creek Park exists in a dense city never ceases to amaze me. Though not quite the same scale and setting as Central Park in New York City or Hyde Park in London, Rock Creek Park is still labeled by many as an urban park. Situated in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., the park weaves itself into the fabric of the city’s mixed-use and residential neighborhoods. It’s organic shape and natural boundaries allow for a seamless transition from city hubbub to serene landscape. Once in the park, one would never know the nation’s capitol sits on the other side. It is a great place to go for a hike, escape from your iPhone, or get lost in your thoughts.