Great Falls Park to Riverbend Park Loop is a 9.2 mile loop trail located near Great Falls, VA that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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Wonderfully scenic trail at Great Falls Park, Virginia. This figure-8 hike encompasses the narrow, rocky River Trail south from the Great Falls Visitor Center and loops around. The terrain is mostly flat with some rolling hills. The hike begins at the Great Falls Visitor's Center, travels south and around to the River trail to Riverbend Nature Center, and loops back to the Great Falls Visitors center. The hike from Riverbend Nature Center to the Great Falls Visitors Center is through the woods on marked and unmarked trails. So long as you keep the Potomac River to your left - and in the winter can see it periodically. You'll be fine. If you're concerned about this loop, just take the trail back along the river.