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.
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.