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Rock Creek Park

Fairly good examples of the Basic Mesic Hardwood Forest occur

1)  low in the ravine on Cross Trail 2 near Riley Springs Bridge (north of Picnic Area 10), and

2)  along Melvin Hazen Trail in ravines and concave slopes near the base of hills in Melvin Hazen Park.

More patches can be found in southern Battery Kemble Park and along the Black Horse Trail in the bottom of a small ravine across Rock Creek from the Miller Cabin.

Map tip: To locate these places along trails, go to the interactive map of Rock Creek Park and search for "good places" or place names like "battery kemble" or "miller cabin."

Area Occupied: 90.9 acres (36.8 hectares)
map of basic mesic hardwood forest in Rock Creek Park