"One of DC's Smallest Rivers"

Piney Branch, Washington Overview

One of the smallest rivers of Washington DC, the Piney Branch is amongst the few tributaries of Rock Creek that lies entirely within the limits of Washington DC. The valley formed by the creek led to the first road through the modern day Rock Creek Park area. The most iconic landmark along this river is the 16th Street Bridge, built in the early 20th century.

Length: 0.75 miles (1.2 kms)
Sights to see along the creek: Piney Branch Trail, 16th Street Bridge
States it flows through: District of Columbia, Maryland
Activities and services offered along the river: Hiking

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