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Great Falls Park to Riverbend Park

Wonderfully scenic trail at Great Falls Park, Virginia.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 9.2 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  This figure-8 hike encompassed the narrow, rocky River Trail south from the Great Falls Visitor Center, and looped around. Lunch was... more »

Tips:  DIRECTIONS TO HIKE SITE: From the Washington Beltway (I-495) Take Exit 44 (also seen as exit 43-44) for Route 193 / Georgetown Pike. ... more »

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Points of Interest

Great Falls Visitor center with restrooms and a super overlook to Great Falls.

2. Overlook One

3. Overlook Two

Handicap accessible

4. View along Ridge Trail

5. Ridge Trail

6. Trail Marker

Follow Heritage Trail along the Potomac

8. Riverbend Nature Center

Great lunch spot with seasonal concessions and restrooms.

9. Hollows Trail Marker

10. Trail Marker / Great Falls & River Bend

11. Mine Run Trail