Area is nice. Trails are marked but not well kept. Lots of different trails around the park and a nice visitor center. Also has a nature center but didn’t get a chance to check it out.

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty and easy. The first part is along the river then you loop around to follow the Bootlegger’s Trail and Madison ‘s Escape to the parking lot. Some uphill walking but nothing strenuous. Beautiful views of the river and I saw a family or deer.

Easy trail - mind your step as it can get a bit rocky and muddy in some areas. This trail will take you from Great Falls Park up to Riverbend Park and back. Bug spray is a plus in the summer months when the mosquito are in full force.

Great out & back for all levels and is kid friendly. Gets very crowded, so get there early. Very scenic with the river along the entire length of the trail, with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the views.

Great short, moderate hike. The first half of the trail is very well maintained and there are plenty of signs to keep you on the trail. The second half is a bit more rugged and has a few steep climbs. Even though the parking lot for the area was full, the trail was still lightly trafficked. There are plenty of paths from the trail that lead down to the water. The views, the moderate hills, and having the trail to ourselves the majority of the time earns this trail four stars.

Nice walk along the river, a couple decent hills.

If you're willing to trade a 4 mi RT walk to skip the fee and lines into Great Falls Park, this is your trick. It's a pretty stroll along the Potomac and gives you access to fishing if that's your thing, but this trail is simply my conduit to GF if I'm meeting up with someone without a park pass or if I anticipate crowds at the park gate. Not really a destination trail, in my opinion.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

This was part of the entirety of the trail I did, which totaled just over 3 miles. Not my favorite trail, as not a lot to see, but did incorporate some gradual inclines to add a bit of challenge.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nice easy hike. Saw a doe and its 2 fawns. The great falls overlook was amazing.

Amazing views! Excellent trails and the waterfall was a nice ending, just marvelously done!! GO!

Beautiful day. Busy as it was Easter Sunday. Nice trail. Wear appropriate shoes! Dogs enjoyed it as well.

Definitely easy and flat for the first part but has some moderate climbs in the second half. A great little trail with some nice views of a quieter part of the Potomac

hiking
Friday, February 03, 2017

awesome and peaceful trials...loved the sound of the river

hiking
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Nice and easy ... some good harder parts ...

Very nice trail I did run into a snake in a tree when I was walking back to my car on the green trail Not sure what kind of snake it was

birding
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Beautiful trails and lots of wildlife. I absolutely love going birding here, I always see lots of species. Kayaking was absolutely beautiful and serene.

nature trips
Friday, June 07, 2013

Riverbend Park has one of the few fully accessible/inclusive trails in Northern Virginia.

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