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
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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