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Fat Girls Hiking, DMV: Evening Hike at Cabin John Regional Park

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Cabin John Regional Park

7400 Tuckerman Ln

Bethesda, MD 20817

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Join the FGH, DMV chapter for an evening hike!

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This hike will be lead by our FGH, DMV ambassadors, Erin & Rachel. For more information on your ambassadors, click here: https://fatgirlshiking.com/dmv-dc-maryland-virginia/

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Hike Name: Cabin John Trail (in Cabin John Regional Park – near North Bethesda)

Description: Cabin John Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockville, Maryland that features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers several activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Native Lands: This hike takes place on the ancestral territories of the Susquehannock and Piscataway Conoy nations. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that our hikers may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re on the trail.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Susquehannock http://www.piscatawayconoytribe.com/history.html

Mileage: 3 mile loop

Elevation: 236 foot gain

Trail Conditions: Some paved and some natural surface. Expect rocks, roots, and possibly mud. Consider bringing a headlamp or small flashlight if you have one; it is unlikely we will be out in the dark, but since it is in the evening it is best to be prepared.

ADA info: There are some paved parts of the trail, but unclear how far it goes. Questionable accessibility.

Dogs Allowed: Yes, dogs allowed

Kid Friendly: Yes, kid friendly

Website: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/cabin-john-regional-park/cabin-john-regional-park-trails/

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maryland/cabin-john-trail--3

****PLEASE NOTE****Review the information below to ensure you‘re familiar with our community guidelines:

Fat Girls Hiking a safer space for fat folks and people who live in marginalized identities. We don’t allow any weight loss talk, diet talk or body shaming at any of our events or hikes.

Kids of all ages are welcome (unless noted.) Dogs are allowed (unless noted.)

We are inclusive to all genders, all sizes & abilities. We love when non-fat allies show up for us!

We go at the pace of the slowest hiker with NO shame (usually that’s me!) We lead hikes from the back, so the slowest folks receive the most support from hike leaders.

We are inclusive to queer folks, transgender folks, gender non-conforming folks, feminists, fat folks, people of color & all marginalized people.

Be mindful of gender pronouns! Don’t assume someone’s pronoun by their appearance. Every group hike starts with intros that include everyone stating their name & pronoun!

For more info read the Fat Girls Hiking mission: https://fatgirlshiking.com

Please make sure that these guidelines will meet your expectations when you are participating in the Fat Girls Hiking community in person or online.

Address: 7400 Tuckerman Ln, Bethesda, MD 20817

Directions from City Center: From Bethesda - Head northwest on MD-187 N/Old Georgetown Rd toward Commerce Ln, Pass by PNC Bank (on the right in 3.2 mi) 4.0 mi, Turn left onto Tuckerman Ln 1.5 mi, Turn left, Destination will be on the right (can also be accessed from 270 to Tuckerman Lane)

Meeting Point: Meet at the playground totem pole. This may not be directly next to the trailhead, but once we are all together, we can locate it and hike! Park at the Regional Park parking lots on Tuckerman Lane.

Bathrooms: There are restrooms available.

Fees: None.

Other Notes: This park offers over four miles of natural surface trails and approximately two miles of hard surface trails. The very popular Cabin John Stream Valley Trail begins at Goya Drive and extends south to Cabin John Local Park. Unless noted otherwise on the map, trails marked “Natural Surface” and “Hard Surface” are “Shared by All” trails which includes hikers, bikers, and equestrians.

Tickets: Fat Girls Hiking group hikes have limited tickets available for the safety of all participants, including our hike leaders. We have a limited amount of free tickets that are limited to 1 per person. We ask that if you are financial able to, consider making a donation to Fat Girls Hiking by purchasing a ticket to this hike. OR support the growth of FGH by donating to one of our accounts. All donations help us to sustain the Fat Girls Hiking community. Funds go toward travel expenses to create new Fat Girls Hiking chapters, to purchase hiking gear & equipment for community members and so we can offer scholarships (for events that do cost money). FGH founder, Summer, is currently working toward another On The Road trip to open more FGH chapters across North America. If you're able to donate via Go Fund Me, here's the link for Fat Girls Hiking, On The Road: https://www.gofundme.com/fat-girls-hiking-on-the-road

Pay Pal: fatgirlshiking@gmail.com or Venmo @fatgirlshiking are other ways to donate. We thank you so much for helping us sustain this community!

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