Kensington Fall Colors and Holiday Lights Seasonal Walk
10541 Connecticut Avenue; Customer Service Desk; Kensington
The trails are two 10km loops and two 5km loops, rated 2A, that take walkers through Historic Kensington, Howard Avenue Antique Row and up to the Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center to view annual holiday light decorations and displays in December. The trails also include a walk through Garrett Park and along Rock Creek Park’s hiker/biker trail to enjoy the fall foliage as well. Trails are on sidewalks, paved roadway shoulders and asphalt hiker/biker trail. It is suitable for strollers but wheelchairs may encounter difficulty.
You must register for the walk in the “Walk Box” at the Customer Service desk at the Safeway. We recommend walking with a group during evening hours and carrying a
flashlight. We suggest you walk with a group during evening hours for Holiday Lights in December but trail can be walked alone during the day. When walking in the evening hours, be sure to wear reflective clothing and bring a flashlight.
Volksmarch Credit is $3. Restrooms are available in the Safeway, Mormon Temple Visitor’s Center and Garrett Park Town Hall. Pets are allowed but must be leashed at all times during the walk; you must clean up after them. Pets are not allowed in the shops, buildings or in the Temple’s Visitor’s Center.