Red Rock Wilderness Overlook

Last weekend we enjoyed a fun family hike with my best friend and her girls at Red Rock Wilderness Overlook Regional Park. Despite its close proximity to us, I’d only been there once before, when Betsy was just a baby.


Old Building

In the Woods

Tall Trees

Up and Down the Big Hill

It was a bit hilly, but everyone did surprisingly well on the hike. Perhaps we’re finally getting past the stage where a several-miles-long hike means a child will have to be worn or carried home. Really the majority of the complaining was about us not letting Abigail walk directly into the Potomac River, even though she had apparently worn her rain boots specifically for that purpose.

Looking for Tracks


The river is a bit calmer than at Great Falls.

Trees by the Water

Water Beside the River

Sarah Laughing

Sarah also did very well on the hike and did not ask to be worn or carried home. Although I totally would have tried if she’d asked.


Lightning Tree

I believe that tree was struck by lightening. We had nothing to do with it!

Looking in Wonder

Such a pretty place, with plenty of interesting things to investigate. All in all, I’d say this outing was a good idea.


About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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