nature trips


trail running


wild flowers

kid friendly


At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the Nations Capital.

3 days ago

3 days ago

Beautiful and really fun place for teens!!! My kids loved climbing in the rocks!! Was a bit crowded but doable. We brought our dog and she did great!

Great trail with amazing views and scrambling. I went on a Sunday and the park and trail was very busy. I waited in line for 45 minutes to get into the park. This was at 11am. Best to go early or during the week if you want to move fast through the trail. I didn't do the full loop this time but plan on going back. Great work out.

Always great. Never gets old.

Makes for a better trail run than a hike, but was with the family. I will definitely return to do a trail run.

Great trail! One of the best in Maryland! Beautiful views aplenty, and the trail is a perfect difficulty. If you live in MD, this is a must-hike!

7 days ago

12 days ago

Great climbs and views of the river. Pack a lunch and enjoy the scenery.