Great Falls Hike! (Maryland Side)

First off, it's suppose to be 60 degrees on Saturday.

Soooo, has the winter weather and the short days got you down in the dumps? Did all that holiday food weigh you down and you're looking to burn a few calories? Want to get a jump start on that New Years resolution before you give it up for good? If the answer is yes, then come join us for a warm winter weather hike at Great Falls!

The plan, depending on water level, will be to go off the beaten path and try some rock scrambling. I checked it out last week, and the water level was still a bit too high to get access to the huge section of rocks. But, I figure if the water level is still high, we'll do some of the rock scrambling section and then switch over to the Billy Goat Trail "A".

We'll meet up at the concession stand right next to the parking lot. Entry is $5 to the park. If you plan on attending these hikes in the future, I highly recommend purchasing the $20 annual pass.

MEETUP INFORMATION

TRANSPORT: You'll need a car to get to the hike. I can offer rides for 3 people, but you'll have to meet me at my house (which is an 8 minute walk from the Medical Center Metro on the Red Line). If anybody else can offer rides, please post so in the comments.

COST: $5 entry fee per car to get into the park.

TIME: We will begin the hike EXACTLY at 1:45 pm. If you aren't there by that time, you'll have to catch up to us (just shoot me a text and I'll tell you where we are on the trail).

CONTACT INFO: My cellphone is (301) 758-1144. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

REMINDER THIS IS ON THE MARYLAND SIDE. IF YOU SHOW UP ON THE VIRGINIA SIDE, YOU ONLY HAVE 20 FEET OF WATER SEPARATING YOU FROM US. I HOPE YOU'RE A GOOD SWIMMER.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you all for coming! It was a beautiful day and you guys were awesome hikers (and photographers, excellent photos!). I look forward to seeing everybody again when we do more hikes in the future.

    January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a blast!

    January 12, 2013

  • KC

    I will meet you at the trailhead

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are at the overlook now for 5 minutes

    January 12, 2013

  • Henry

    Hi, got here a few minutes late. Are people still by the museum?

    January 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are next to the bathroom

      January 12, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    Ray, start walking towards the parking lot were all there at a refeshmen stand that's closed

    January 12, 2013

  • Ryan C.

    Do you mean the closed refreshment stand?

    January 12, 2013

    • Ray

      The museum that I'm in front of is past that, and past the restrooms

      January 12, 2013

  • Ray

    I'm over by what appears to be the museum

    January 12, 2013

  • KC

    Which trail are we going on? Are dogs allowed?

    January 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We'll be on the Billy Goat Trail "A". Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed on the trail.

      January 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Ray,

    As long as you come to the concession stand, you'll be fine. We should be a decently sized group and hard to miss.

    January 10, 2013

  • Megan B.

    I'll be coming from Arlington/EFC and can fit two others in my car.

    January 7, 2013

    • Megan B.

      Probably around 12:30 or 12:45 - I usually allow too much time for crazy traffic and end up very early. I could meet you at 12:45 at East Falls Church?

      January 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure, sounds good. See you then!

      January 8, 2013

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