Matildaville Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near McLean, Virginia that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length1.7 miElevation gain108 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingDog friendlyForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeFee
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Great Falls Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $20 per vehicle or $15 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, bike, or horseback the fee is $10 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $35.

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Shannon Aleshire
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Gorgeous trails along the Potomac, with rocky overlooks along the way. Excellent hike!

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Natalie User
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More beautiful than expected!

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Praveen Bahethi
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Good steep

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Justin Smith
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Lauren Pitts
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Joaquin Cortez
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Jessica Parry
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Loved the rock scramble

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Angelina Shtereva
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Robert Kaplan
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Not well marked. All trails map differs from sign posts

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Bob Maher
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Angelina Shtereva
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Great easy trail with a lot of wildlife. Saw three deer and a snake.

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Brenda seid
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Good

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Matthew Case
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Way too busy.

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Denise I
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Very easy hike with gorgeous views. Expected more ruins of Matildaville town since there is only a shed left lol but oh well its been too many years and things have disappeared.

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Brendon Burgett
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I would recommend getting here very early cause it’s a very active trail with lots of people Definitly wear shoes with good traction. It has sand with dirt for the first half of the trail but very rocky on the last half Very well maintained 10/10 stars

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Danny Tu
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Jeni Batista
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Beautiful views! Rapids & waterfalls!

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Melissa Dispenza
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lou rod
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This trail is part of the Great Falls Park in Virginia. There are beautiful waterfalls to see at the park. However their is a fee to enter the park. A good way to circumvent the fee is to park at Difficult Run Stream Valley Park and walk across the road to the trail head. Follow the trail down to the end then make a left. Shortly after you make a left you will see a fenced in structure on your right with a U.S. Gov warning sign. Shortly after you pass that sign make a right on the next trail. This trail is downhill and will take you to the carriage road. Make a left on the carriage road and follow until the end. Then make a left and you will be close to the waterfalls lookout. It’s about a 15 minute hike from Difficult Stream Valley Park to the Falls.

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Apollo Stoewer
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Super easy. Many different shorter trails for those that don’t want to do the whole thing.

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Camile Romano
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River trail and matildaville trail are mostly closed

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Arun Donti
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Trail had some nice views and climbs, the river trail was closed for restoration so we used the Matildaville Trail as a detour. Riverbend park was a little harder to navigate and it seemed that the trail recording was a bit off. Overall a good hike

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Jasmine Raeford
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Did this trail on the way back after completing the River Trail. Flat and peaceful. Nice end to a long day.

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Vainuupo Avegalio
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I thought this trail was beautiful. gorgeous flowers nice little strange. I actually did two trails that day this was the second because I wasn't ready to go home.

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Marion Droe
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Magie Escobar
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Marion Droe
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Marion Droe
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Melissa Glasser
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