Hike on the VA side of Great Falls Park & Lunch at Siciliano in Great Falls

Come do a short hike with us while the weather is still nice!

With its natural beauty, its history, and its absolutely awesome trails, Great Falls is easily the crown jewel of parks here in Northern VA!

This will be a moderate paced hike around 1 1/2 - 2 hrs.

We'll first trek along the Carriage Trail then return along the fun River Trail which sits high above the Potomac River and overlooks the Mather Gorge. Awesome views!

The initial leg of the hike is relatively easy. But the hike will get more moderate as we progress (NOT as difficult as Billy Goat A).  And we'll progress to where Difficult Run meets the Potomac and then turn back. The second leg and our return route will take us along some rocky and narrow cliffs. Nothing too tough, more fun really!! Disclaimer: you hike at your own risk.....be careful here--you fall, you die...and the rest of us would have a pretty bad day.

How to get there: from the Beltway (I-495): take exit 44, Georgetown Pike/Route 193 west. Go 4.2 miles until you come to the intersection with Old Dominion Drive. At the traffic light, you'll see a sign for the park, make a right. Go about a mile down Old Dominion and then say hello to Ranger Rick! If you do not have a park pass it is a $5 entrance fee.

We'll meet outside the Visitor's Center

What to bring: yourself, hiking shoes, water, cool sunglasses, and 5.00 USD for the entrance fee.

Your furry friends are welcome on this trail.

After the hike, for those who want to, we can go to Siciliano in Great Falls for some food and cheer.

http://www.sicilianogf.com/

If you have questions or want to carpool, call Johanna[masked]-9948.

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  • Moskvichka

    I am so sorry for not making it at the end...i was really trying, but I have a long ride, so 11 was too early for me. I hope I can make a SATURDAY EVENT THAT STARTS LATER next time. It will be also helpful to know the ending time, so that people could decide whether they can make it at least towards the end.... thanks for asking, however.

    December 2, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great day of hiking Great Falls! Thanks Johanna.

    December 1, 2012

  • Robin B.

    Where are you?

    December 1, 2012

  • Aartiee

    yea, I just saw this and had a late start :(

    December 1, 2012

  • Andy

    Hi All,
    I am at Rockville, can I get a ride from anyone of you who is attending the event from this part of the town.

    November 30, 2012

    • Andy

      noticed that RSVP is also closed.

      December 1, 2012

    • Andy

      thank you, may be next time.

      December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anybody want to carpool from Silver Spring? However, I will be attending the hike only. Arindam, you are welcome to join me if you can get down to here. I can pick you up at the metro station.

    December 1, 2012

  • Jeff

    I'm driving from Arlington and have room if someone needs a ride.

    November 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone coming from the district that I can catch a ride with?

    November 30, 2012

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