Be Aware of Your Surroundings
There are many multi-use trails in District parks, and many of them offer secluded and scenic areas. While using the trails, it is important to remember that the parks receive over six million visitations each year, so it is not unusual to encounter other people, even in seemingly secluded areas.
Always Be Alert
If you see anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts and go the other way. Better yet, share your outdoor experience by walking with friends or family members and report anything you feel is suspicious to the park police.