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Hike on the VA side of Great Falls Park & Picnic Lunch

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Come do a short hike with us while the weather is nice! Forecast is almost 60 degrees on Saturday.

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 & Matilldaville trails 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, bring a lunch and we can sit at the picnic tables.

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

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