Past Meetup

Early Morning Hike in Great Falls National Park (Virginia)

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Join us for an early morning hike as we trek ~4 miles along the Virginia side of the Potomac River exploring the trails as the park wakes up. We’ll hike along Mather's Gorge and up to Cow Hoof Rock. We'll then return exploring the trails on the interior of the park keeping an eye out for interesting plants, wildlife, and historical remains. Don’t worry we’ll still stop at the Overlook for the classic Great Falls photo! See below for more details!

Please note there is a $10 entrance fee for this park.

When: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Where: Great Falls National Park (Virginia)

Difficulty: Easy side of Moderate (mostly even terrain, some sections with large rocks requiring good footing, one steep climb)

Distance: ~4 miles

Where to Meet: Great Falls National Park Visitors Center - 9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22102.

Please arrive by 7:30am, the hike will start promptly at 7:45am.

What to Bring: Hikers are encouraged to pay attention to the forecast and take into consideration fluctuating temperature and factors such as wind and rain. Please contact the hike leader if you have questions.
• Minimum 1L of water (that’s at least two 16oz water bottles)
• Trail Snacks
• Sturdy hiking shoes
• Rain gear
• Preferred hiking gear (poles)

Weather Disclaimer: Hike is on rain or shine. Thunderstorms or high-wind will cancel this event.

RSVP: We understand your plans may change but we kindly ask that you update your RSVP if you can no longer attend. Thanks!

Contact: For questions please contact Faizan ([masked])