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Centreville Commuter Lot, Centreville VA

From Route 66: Route 29/I-66 intersection near Stone Rd. Drivers in either direction take I-66 to Exit 52; then go south on Route 29; go about one half mile and turn right into the park-and-ride lot.


Cooper School, Langley, VA

From the Beltway(I-495): Take Virginia Exit 44, Route 193 (Georgetown Pike) east. Go 0.1 mile to a traffic light, turn right onto Balls Hill Road, then within a few yards, turn left into Cooper School.


Montgomery Mall, Hecht's Parking Lot, MD

From Northern Virginia: Take the Beltway (I-495) (inner loop) across the American Legion Bridge continuing 4 miles to the I-270 Spur (left exit). Continue on the I-270 spur 0.5 mi exit onto Democracy Blvd West. Turn right into the mall then left into the Hecht lot underneath the deck.
West on Beltway form Silver
Spring: From the outer loop of 495 take Old Georgetown Road north 1.8 miles to Democracy Boulevard. After 1.3 miles turn right into the mall then left into the Hecht's lot underneath the deck.
From Upper NW Washington: North on Wisconsin Av into Bethesda. Turn left onto Old Georgetown Road 4.4 miles to Democracy Blvd. Left on Democracy 1.3 miles to the mall on the right. Turn right into the mall then left into the Hecht lot underneath the deck.


Oakton Shopping Center, Oakton, VA

From the Beltway(I-495): Take I-66 west from 495, drive 4 miles to Route 123 North (exit 60). Continue on 123 for 1.1 mi north to the 5 th light and turn left into Oakton Shopping Center with a big parking lot and "Giant" food store at the end. Verify with the hike leader if the meeting point is in front of the CVS/McDonalds or in front of Starbucks.


Shady Grove Metro, MD

From the Beltway(I-495): Take I-270 north 8 miles to I-370 east 3 miles to Shady Grove Metro. Verify with the hike leader if the meeting point is in parking lot #1 or at the old garage near Lot #2. just inside the entrance.


Vienna Metro North Parking Area, VA

From the Beltway(I-495): Take I-66 west 2 miles to Route 243 north - Nutley St. From Nutley turn left in 0.1 mile onto Virginia Center Blvd. Go 0.3 mile and turn left into the first Metro parking entrance "North Parking Lot". Go through the gate and park in the area directly ahead of you.


Driving instructions to Carderock Park, MD

Check the trip announcement or check with the trip leader on which Carderock parking lot to meet at. Most leaders prefer the first parking lot on your left after you turn right at the T-intersection; but some prefer the third and last parking lot, about 0.5 mile farther. Both have restrooms.
From DC: go out Canal Road, which becomes Clara Barton Parkway as you pass Chain Bridge. Pass under the Beltway and continue on the Parkway another 0.8 mile, and take the exit ramp for Carderock Park. At the top of the ramp turn left and cross over the Parkway, then continue straight. The road winds down, curving right, then left, passes under the C&O Canal, and comes to a T-intersection. Turn right and then immediately turn left into the parking lot.
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rom VA: Come around the Beltway and cross the American Legion Bridge into Maryland. On the bridge get in the right-most lane and take the exit at the far end of the bridge, signed as "Exit 41 - Clara Barton Parkway - Carderock - Glen Echo." On the exit ramp, within 0.2 mile come to a Y-junction, and take the left fork, curving left onto Clara Barton Parkway. Go 0.8 mile to the exit ramp for Carderock, and continue as in a. above.
From MD: Come around the Beltway heading west toward Virginia, and take the last exit before the American Legion Bridge - Exit 41. Curve right onto the Clara Barton Parkway. Go 0.8 mile to the exit ramp for Carderock, and continue as in a. above.