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Great Falls Park (GFP) - Carderock We meet in the westernmost Carderock Recreation Area parking lot. Note that there are several different areas to park within this rather long parking lot. Continue driving west all the way to the last, and westernmost parking area within the lot. You will see portable bathrooms on your right and a closed restroom building on you left when you have reached the correct location. We meet in the lot. OR Starting from the American Legion (or Cabin John) Bridge on the Capital Beltway (I-495), proceed north on the beltway for about 100 yards and exit at exit 41. Bear left at the small "Carderock" sign onto Clara Barton Parkway heading West. Go 0.9 miles to the fist parkway exit. Ascend the short ramp, turn left at the stop sign, and cross over the parkway. Follow road as it swings right into Carderock Recreation Area and then swings left and goes through underpass. Go right at the T-Junction and then take first left into parking lot which is 0.4 miles from parkway. Continue driving (west) all the way to the furthest and westernmost parking area of the lot (near the portable bathrooms). Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to, or in, Great Falls Park. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!

 

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