Great Falls Park Hike

This scenic 5 mile hike is like 3 different hikes rolled up into one. The hike starts out with stops at two overlooks to view the falls close-up and from a distance. Part 1 of the hike follows the Potomac River.  Part 2 follows the mid-size stream called Difficult Run. Part 3 we hike through the forested interior of the park. Restrooms can be found at the Visitor's Center. We will be taking snack break near the 1/2 way point next to a small waterfalls.

Without a park pass the entrance fee is $5 per car.  The traffic often backs up at the entrance so try to arrive 15 minutes early.

Distance & Difficulty: 5 miles, flat/moderate hill

Pace:[masked] mph, the pace of an average hiker.

                                    Our Break Location

FIDO is Welcome on This Hike!

Weather forecast: Mostly Sunny, high of 64.

Joint Meetup with: The Reston/Herndon Fitness & Activities Group

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice hike with a fun group. Thanks, Rick!

    April 22, 2014

  • Shawn V.

    Great Spring weather, enthralling sites & wonderful people/company !

    April 21, 2014

  • Rick G.

    If anyone has any photos of "Rick's Falls" please share them with everyone by uploading a few. I'll start things out by upload a sketch I did where I tried to show how the water comes in over the top and from the side.

    On May 10th I am scheduled to do this hike again with a different group, The Ski Club of Washington D.C., so I will add this group too.

    April 20, 2014

  • Ana

    Thanks so much, Rick, for putting together this hike and leading it. It was very nice and a beautiful day, indeed!

    April 20, 2014

  • Victoria C.

    very nice, beautiful day

    April 20, 2014

  • Laís

    Hey guys! Actually me and +2 are gonna be late. I know it is sucks, but if is possible wait for us, we will appreciate it so much.

    April 20, 2014

  • Karen R.

    Really sorry to cancel at the last minute, but something unexpected came up. Enjoy this beautiful day!

    April 20, 2014

  • Renee

    I really want to join you all but awoke not feeling well - if anyone on the wait list can make the hike, please do so!

    April 20, 2014

    • Ronnie L

      I hope you feel better soon.

      April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    is anyone bringing their dog? was thinking of bringing mine...

    April 19, 2014

  • Laís

    Hey there! Can someone give me and +2 friends a ride?

    April 19, 2014

  • Lisa

    I will be in Philly for the holidays. Have fun!

    April 18, 2014

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