$5. Long hike: up to 8½ mi., 850 ft. ascent/descent. Short hike: various options.
Meet at Riverbend Park Visitor Center at 9:00 a.m.
For a few precious outdoor hours away from your holiday bustle, don’t miss this outing along the most dramatic stretch of the Potomac River only a short drive from D.C. From Riverbend Park (part of Fairfax County’s park system), we’ll follow the river trail eastbound to Great Falls. There a choice of loops will take us along the rim of spectacular Mather Gorge past ruins of Matildaville and George Washington’s Powtomack Canal before returning to Riverbend, with enough time remaining in the day to finish holiday errands and prepare for evening festivities.
Leaders: Susan Klein 703/796--9130 & Ingrid 703/796--1709
Reservations are not required for this hike.
For more information, you may visit our website and refer to our Frequently Asked Questions: www.capitalhikingclub.org.
Liability: Hikers are responsible for their own safety and must assume risks and liability for all outings. CHC leaders, officers, and representatives shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips or Club activities. Hikers are expected be able to keep a 2 mph pace.
(Optional) Membership: $12.00 per year. Mail a check to our Membership Director to receive a quarterly hike schedule and reduced rates.
Capital Hiking Club