Accessible or ADA seating may be available. Please contact us before buying tickets to make arrangements.Most facilities and services in the park are accessible or accessible with assistance. Detailed information is provided in the expanded park web pages and through the connection to the concessioner web pages under each facility or service.
Limberlost Trail (milepost 43), is ADA accessible, with a crushed green walkway on a gentle grade. This circuit hike of 1.3 miles is for people of all ages. The trail passes through forest and a stand of mountain laurel - stunningly beautiful when it blooms in June. The forest is ever-changing! Once tall hemlocks and oaks shaded this trail, but most have been killed by insect invaders: the wooly adelgid and the gypsy moth. Recent storms have felled many of the dead trees. Today, notice what lives, including birches, maples, white pines. Look for wildflowers, from the bluets and violets of April to the yarrow, yellow hawkweed, and wild columbine of summer; discover ferns and mushrooms; listen for birds. And contemplate the resilience of nature.
Please allow yourself enough time for travel, parking and to meet up with Professionals in the City. The hike begins promptly at 9:30am! If you are in doubt about the weather for an event, please check the Professionals in the City's website or check their voicemail at 202-686-5990. If this event is postponed due to adverse weather, the website and the outgoing recording will both state that this event has been postponed due to adverse weather. If the website and the outgoing recording do not both explicitly state that the event has been postponed due to adverse weather, it means that this event is still going on as scheduled.