Sunday Wolf Trap Hikes: Walk and Learn

William Needham, President of the Mycological Association of Washing DC, will be leading a hike at Wolf Trap on 2 September 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Meet in front of the Filene Center. Bill has limited the hike to 30 participants to avoid overloading the sites. Signups are at 1st-Sunday hike.

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.

Friends of Wolf Trap commends Green Spring Master Gardners for their work in transforming a trash disposal area behind the Filene Center into the beautiful Shade Garden that it is today. They also participate in the First Sunday hikes by providing seasonal presentations to the hikers & support the First-time camper program by teaching Fairfax County 5th & 6th grade campers about pollinators and plants.

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.