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Recommended Routes in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park-Great Falls - 3

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Favorite Great Blue Heron closeup
Intermediate/Difficult

Berma Road to Billy Goat Trail Section A

3.5 mi 5.7 km 110' Up 33.53 m Up 127' Down 38.57 m Down

Potomac, MD
Favorite Great Falls locks (and fugitive waterfall).
Easy

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Loop

1.6 mi 2.6 km 51' Up 15.42 m Up 50' Down 15.39 m Down

Potomac, MD
Favorite Check out the Billy Goat Trail for great views of the Potomac.
Intermediate/Difficult

Billy Goat Trail C Loop

2.9 mi 4.6 km 140' Up 42.52 m Up 139' Down 42.28 m Down

Cabin John, MD

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park-Great Falls Running

  • 21 Miles 33 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park-Great Falls - 15

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1.6 mi 2.6 km #1Billy Goat Trail Section A
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD
Intermediate/Difficult
Potomac, MD 41 
0.3 mi 0.4 km #2Olmsted Island Bridges
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
1.4 mi 2.3 km #3Billy Goat Trail Section B
Intermediate
Potomac, MD
Intermediate
Potomac, MD 12 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #4Billy Goat Trail Section C
Intermediate
Cabin John, MD
Intermediate
Cabin John, MD
1.8 mi 2.8 km #5Gold Mine Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Potomac, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Potomac, MD
0.3 mi 0.5 km #6Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center Trail
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Berma Road
Easy/Intermediate
Potomac, MD
Easy/Intermediate
Potomac, MD
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Gold Mine Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
Easy/Intermediate
Great Falls, VA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #9Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Potomac, MD
Intermediate
Potomac, MD
0.5 mi 0.9 km #10Rockwood Spur
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
0.5 mi 0.8 km #11Angler's Spur
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
0.7 mi 1.2 km #12Valley Trail
Intermediate
Potomac, MD
Intermediate
Potomac, MD
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Woodland Trail
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
0.1 mi 0.2 km #14Falls Road Spur
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD
0.1 mi 0.1 km #15VFW Spur
Easy
Potomac, MD
Easy
Potomac, MD

Photos of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park-Great Falls - 13

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Great Falls locks (and fugitive waterfall).
Jun 30, 2016 near Great F…, VA
The mighty Potomac River.
Feb 9, 2015 near Potomac, MD
Great Blue Heron closeup
Jul 9, 2015 near Potomac, MD
Along Gold Mine Loop. Nice trail!
Jun 12, 2018 near Potomac, MD
Overlook, Great Falls Potomac River
Jun 12, 2018 near Potomac, MD
Downriver from the first bridge.
Oct 15, 2017 near Potomac, MD
One of the historic boats
May 18, 2018 near Potomac, MD
Wildlife along the trail.
Oct 4, 2015 near Cabin John, MD