Bethesda to Kensington Loop -- Coffee to Pizza Walk

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Bethesda to Kensington Loop -- Coffee to Pizza Walk

Scenic Walk From Bethesda to Kensington Antique Row


When and where

Date and time

Sunday, October 22 · 8:30am - 3pm EDT


Paul French Bakery and Cafe 4760 Bethesda Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814

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About this event

  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Come join us for a repeat of our Bethesda to Kensington Loop via the Rock Creek trail and side streets

Start: PAUL French Bakery, Bethesda MD

Finish: Edith’s Pizza, Bradley Shopping Center, Bethesda

Distance: 12mi

Where to find us: Bakery, 4760 Bethesda Ave

Terrain: paved

Transit: Metro red line

Return: on foot

Difficulty: Average

Category: nature, urban, food

Coordinator: Katey Lazarchik, Sarah Abedin

Walk is approximately 12 miles.

We will start in downtown Bethesda and make our way east, through Chevy Chase to the Audubon Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion. From there we will cross over to the Rock Creek trail system and walk thru South Kensington and climb the Mormon Temple Hill. We will rest for a bit in old town Kensington. From there we'll do a loop through Antique Row, and walk by several historic Victorian landmarks. Please pack your lunch/snacks and drinks, or you can surely buy something along the way. Bathrooms available too.

We'll rejoin the Rock Creek Trail to get back to Bethesda, looping around NIH. The walk ends at Edith’s Pizza, in the Bradley Shopping Center.

The group will stay together at a comfortable pace of about 3-3.5 MPH. Directions will be provided at the start. If you cannot do the whole walk, feel free to duck out if needed, however you will have to figure out how to get back to your car or train. There is always LYFT/UBER of course.


Katey: 240-338-9848 / Sarah:443-745-3613

If you text the leaders be sure to say it's about the walk, please. Leave your name as well.

Welcome to our DMV FREEWALKERS, Risa Olinsky, President

About the organizer

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FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.