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Riverbend Park Dayhike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Great Falls, VA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 18 2014  10:30 am
Registration Opens: Mon, Dec 30 2013 4:46 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 17 2014 2:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Organizer(s):
Dominic Frasca
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Join me for an exploratory (no- I've never been to this park) hike of Riverbend Regional Park, across the river (the Virginia side) from the Billy Goat trail.  Hike taken from  We'll do the 4.5 mile loop described here: Post hike lunch in town is always an option. The webpage lists 2.5 hrs for the 4.5 mile loop.  That seems to be a fairly reasonable estimate, as there are no large elevation changes on this hike. Fido, if well behaved, is welcome on the hike.

With only a small amount total elevation gain, the interconnecting trails are suitable for just about any skill and fitness level. The hiking trails at Riverbend Park can be done in a number of different combinations to suit the abilities of any hiker.

Required Items to Bring:

hiking boots, or trail runners.
weather and temperature approrpaite outdoor clothing. No Cotton.

Recommended Items to Bring:
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money for post hike lunch, if desired.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Follow the directions from the hikingupward website. Enter your starting address, and click get directions. 

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