Enjoy a Sierra Club hike from Carderock to Great Falls and back along this scenic stretch of the Potomac River on the C&O Canal towpath.
Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:00 am
Join us on this easy out-and-back and go-at-your-own pace hike of 8 miles, mainly on the C&O Canal Towpath, beginning at Carderock Recreation Area and turning around at Great Falls Tavern at Lock 20. Enjoy spectacular winter views of the canal from Berma Road on the outbound hike. On the return, take a side trip to view the Great Falls of the Potomac River, then return along the towpath for a closer look at the locks and the beauty of the Widewater area. Bring water and a snack. There will be an optional post-hike get-together at Potomac Pizza, 9812 Falls Rd, to schmooze and replace calories. Leashed dogs are welcome on this hike, but not on the side trip to the falls. Meet at 10 am at Carderock, in the first parking lot on your left after turning right at the T-junction after the tunnel on the entrance road.
SCPRO requests an optional $2 donation from each hiker, to support our leader training, website, and other expenses.
Although open to all, this hike is part of a series of Saturday training hikes leading up to the One Day Hike (ODH) - 100 or 50 km along the C&O Canal - on May 4, 2019. (See the calendar for information about other training hikes and the ODH.) For official updates regarding registration and other information, join the ODH Yahoo discussion group by sending a blank email to [email protected] yahoogroups.com and Like us on Facebook. For general information, check out www.onedayhike.org . If you would like to volunteer for the ODH, contact Mike Darzi ([email protected]).
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
Carderock Recreation Area
Potomac, MD 20854