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Difficult Run Trail
At the junction with the Old Carriage Road, turn left onto the dirt road and continue to the next juncture, turning left on the Ridge Trail. Potomac Hike, Riverbend to Great Falls. Bluebells and Sycamores at Riverbend. Here is our favorite 3-mile Great Falls loop hike for visiting this beautiful […]. Kids can earn a Junior Ranger Badge using one of two booklets, […]. The trail between the parking area on Georgetown Pike and the Potomac River is mostly flat and wide with continuous stream views. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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Learn how your comment data is processed. Discover fun things to do in Pittsburgh PA, plus tips on where to eat and stay, during a getaway to However to not underestimate the length of the trail. With some added detour for pictures your hike can end up close to 12mile roundtrip. I encourage hikers to bring Camelback's or other types of water bag. When you run out of water you can refill them at the restroom stop. Towels would be helpful if you sweat a lot and if it's hot out, some sunscreen would be nice as well.
The paths for the most part are shaded but there are quite a few areas that are exposed to sun.
So there you go. Grab a buddy, go out there and take the scenic in.
Stay hydrated and have fun! The beginning of the trail starts behind a construction site, we picked up this trail after riding from Lake Fairfax. The river trail was impossible to ride but we cut inland and it was a nice ride. The view of the falls was nice. Overall we did a The directions are wrong they take you to somebodys house above the trail, just follow the map on the app not the directions. First leg of the trail was not heavily trafficked which was nice.
A little muddy, it had just rained but almost completely deserted.
The trail head was behind the construction site. Difficult Run is a gorgeous trail that is part of the larger, 41 mile Cross County Trail.
It has varied scenery, and lush forests. For running, it can be very technical at times and muddy after 16 straight days of rain; but well worth it. Really enjoyed the section south of the parking lot on Georgetown Pike.
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Really great scenery and fairly easy hike. Wasn't crowded at all on veterans day morning. The section north of the lot was fine, but I wasn't feeling the proximity to the road. Great Trail for trail running. From there you can pick up Difficult Run trail heading towards the Potomac. Be wary if it has rained recently as this trail can get quite muddy, like the last time I ran it.
Once you get further towards the Potomac there is a stretch that is washed out and you have two options: Some of the photos here are a bit misleading.
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Difficult Run trail ends at the Potomac, where you get just a single view of the Potomac, but certainly not a view of Mather Gorge, nor of the Great Falls. The trail does, however, get you to the Ridge Trail where you can hike to those sights. That said, it's a nice walk on a decently well maintained trail. As of fall work is underway to repair a section that has washed out. The trail 'pin' identified on the map here is the location of the small-ish parking lot. Get there early on the weekends.
From the lot, the upstream section has decent mileage, but is fairly flat. Fine for walking or off-road biking.