Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reno Hill (State High Point 13a), March 1, 2010

Reno Hill (409'), District of Columbia, March 1, 2010

Mileage:  Park and walk to.
Trailhead:  I took a cab but some drive and others take the subway. Directions courtesy of SUBWAY: Red Line to Tenleytown-AU. Once you are out of the Metro, turn left (North) on 40th St. Head to the right of the soccer field in Fort Reno Park and turn left on a gravel trail. DRIVE:1) From I-495, head south along Wisconsin Avenue for nearly five miles.2) Take a left at Albemarle Street NW. A "Tenleytown-AU" indicator is located near this intersection.3) Drive two blocks. Then take a left onto Nebraska Avenue NW. 4) Fort Reno Park will be on the left side of the road, within a few blocks.
I was at a conference in DC for work and decided to take an extended lunch break to (with the help of the cab driver) find Reno Hill, the high point of DC.  This isn't officially a state high point but was recently celebrated as the District's high point and hey, I was in the neighborhood.
The highpoint is on this hill behind the school. Photo taken from a field.