GREAT FALLS TO ALGONKIAN PARK AND RETURN

SAT. DEC.28 GREAT FALLS TO ALGONKIAN PARK AND RETURN: This hike is on a finished part of the Potomac Heritage Trail, which is a work in progress to the north of Algonkian Park. Estimated distance is 12 miles. Leader will guage the hardiness of the group and return to start of hike at the appropriate distance. The trail is in both Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Bring water and lunch.

Meet 9:00 a.m. at Rosslyn Metro or 10:00 a.M. at the north end of parking area of Great Falls Park, VA.

Cost $2.00 carpool fee (if carpooling from Roslyn metro) plus $2 nonmember fee.

No need to make reservations, but be mindful that a critical number of drivers and cars are needed to ferry people from Rosslyn to trailhead.

For further information, contact Leader: Kevin C. (703)[masked] [masked]

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  • Betsy L.

    It was a lovely day for a beautiful hike (albeit on a muddy trail), mostly along the river. We didn't get all the way to Algonkian Park (too far), but the trail as far as we went was very nice. Lots of Canada geese on the river. Kevin was an excellent leader, even finding some nicely arranged log seats for our lunch. Thanks, Kevin, for a most enjoyable hike.

    December 28, 2013

  • sally

    Looking at the map of the park, the far north parking lot looks like it is the one beyond the Clay Pond, is this correct? Thanks

    December 27, 2013

    • Kevin

      Sally Sorry I don't know about the clay pond. As you enter the park, just head north or up river and you will see signs at the north end of the main parking lot saying "additional parking" Just keep going further north as those signs indicate and more parking is available. Call if you need help tomorrow.

      December 28, 2013

  • Kevin

    For those who will meet at GF far northern parking lot, please plan on us departing on hike promptly at 10 am. We will not linger long since the folks arriving by carpool will likely be waiting a while. my mobile phone [masked] Should be good conditions! Kevin

    December 27, 2013

  • Thomas

    hi, this will be my 1st hike with this group. i just wanted to make check that this isn't a super advanced hiker's club. is this hike ok for novice hikers, healthy, young, and in decent shape?

    December 27, 2013

    • Kevin

      It is not an advanced hike. You should be just fine. It is an out and back over the same trail hike. One hiker has already indicated she cant do the entire hike and will turn around and return part way. See you tomorrow!

      1 · December 27, 2013

    • Thomas

      thx Kevin :)

      December 27, 2013

  • sally

    We will meet at the North end of the Great Falls parking lot too.

    December 27, 2013

  • sally

    We will meet at the North end of the Great Falls Parking lot at 10:00 am.

    December 27, 2013

  • Susan R.

    I live in Bethesda so will meet you at the Great Falls parking lot

    December 26, 2013

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