nature trips

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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.

23 hours ago

My 5 year old son and I had a great time. We started on the Matildaville Trail. It helps to be handy with a map to find the beginning of the trail but once you're on it it's a pretty easy hike to start with. The ruins of the old town are definitely the highlight there. We looped back on the River Trail which was a tougher hike but manageable. My son especially loved the spots where you could climb over a couple rocks and get a good view of the river. Overall we hiked about 3.5 miles and we both had a great time. We'll definitely come back!

mountain biking
2 days ago

Nice hike but be prepared for the rocks. Definitely wear hiking shoes and be prepared for crowds.

6 days ago

2nd time we've done this and still loved it! It was pretty busy even at 8:45 in the morning (Anglers parking lot was full) but we were really only held up a little at a few points.

Further review: http://www.mylifeasmrs.com/2017/09/18/hiking-billy-goat-trail-great-falls/

Great trail, definitely wear hiking shoes. Beautiful scenic overlooks.

8 days ago

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