Great Falls National Park

McLean, Virginia

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Great Falls National Park is a natural haven for thousands of Washingtonians seeking solitude from the daily grind of gridlock and government. Trails about throughout this park on the river offering cyclists, hikers, and equestrians alike terrain as rugged on land as it is in the water. Some portions of the park's trails are wide, dirt carriage roads dating back through history and meandering through the scenery, while others are steep, rocky, and narrow, keeping even agile cyclists on the tips of their seat. Come one and all to this park of presidents, dignitaries, and commoners and enjoy what folks throughout time have been enjoying along the rapids of the Potomac.
Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area

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Mountain Biking the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore Area

by Scott Adams & Martin Fernandez (Falcon Guides)

Great Falls National Park is a natural haven for thousands of Washingtonians seeking solitude from the daily grind of gridlock and government. Trails about throughout this park on the river offering cyclists, hikers, and equestrians alike terrain as rugged on land as it is in the water.

Some portions of the park's trails are wide, dirt carriage roads dating back through history and meandering through the scenery, while others are steep, rocky, and narrow, keeping even agile cyclists on the tips of their seat. Come one and all to this park of presidents, dignitaries, and commoners and enjoy what folks throughout time have been enjoying along the rapids of the Potomac.

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Activity Type: Climbing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: McLean
Distance: 6.8
Elevation Gain: 650 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Season: Park is open from 7 A.M. to sunset
Trailhead Elevation: 150 feet
Top Elevation: 310 feet
Additional Use: Boating
Local Contacts: National Park Service
Local Maps: National Park Service Official Trail Map and Guide
Driving Directions: Directions to Great Falls National Park

Recent Trail Reviews

10/14/2010
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2/25/2008
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A good workout. Nice scenery. All in all a good ride but not very technical.


2/1/2006
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nice and easy walk... lots of tourists...but the falls are worth seeing, they are beautiful



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Apr 2018