Sunday Wolf Trap Hikes: Walk and Learn

On Sunday 4 August between 10 – 11:30 AM join retired Wolf Trap Gardener Phil Goetkin on a tour of the gardens at Wolf Trap. In late 2010, Phil initiated the construction of the Wolf Trap trail by engaging with the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club & supported the establishment of Friends of Wolf Trap. After Phil retired from Wolf Trap, he moved to the Eastern Shore & became President of the Eastern Shore Master Gardner Program. The hike will help you learn how Wolf Trap is incorporating native plants into the landscape and why.

The hike starts at the Filene Center Main Gate (Box Office), lasting about 1.5 hours and traditionally follows part of the Wolf Trap Trail loop.  Please dress appropriately for a hike and weather & bring drinking water.  More information and maps available at and

Pls register for this no-cost event so we can plan for it.

Wolf Trap held the 8th First-time camp out for Fairfax County 5th & 6th graders 15-16 April 2018 — in the heavy rain!!  Click on this photo to see more photos.

Volunteer scouts demonstrate putting up tent for the campers

  • Starting the burn

On April 6, Wolf Trap conducted its first prescribed burn in the dimple meadow in front of the Filene Center. This burn is expected to clear invasive species and the aid the restoration of native grasses.

  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts was voted by readers of DC’s City Paper as the Best Outdoor Venue for the 10th year in a row! Congrats to the Wolf Trap Foundation and the park staff!  Being voted Best Outdoor Venue 11 years in a row is practically guaranteed with this summer’s Wolf Trap concert lineup.