Ford Mine Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

Access is located at the end of Great Falls parking lot.

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1 month ago

November 2018- This trail is a hidden gem. We went clockwise. On the canal side you have a few water crossings and it was super muddy after a rain the day before. On the other side we had super pretty mini waterfalls, moss and fall foliage. There were two points where we really lost the trail and feel like it could be marked better. Some blazes were faded or not obvious. Not too crowded on a warm autumn day. Took us about 1 hr 15 mins

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8 months ago

Loved this hike. It’s pretty flat along the canal side, then more climbing and descents on inland side. I did a double loop to increase the distance. First went clockwise around the loop, then went back counter-clockwise. That’s a good way to go bc then you maximize the climbing in the middle, with good warm up and warm down at start and finish on the flats. Lots of stream crossings. Well marked. Lovely trail. With double loop it’s 4 Miles.

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8 months ago

Great beginner trail.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Nice and relaxed ... Good way to unwind from hammering the towpath on bike

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