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Old Carriage Road

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 3.3 (3)

A wide, crusher-fine gravel road that bisects the southern portion of GFNP.


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1.5

Miles

2.5

KM

Point to Point

243' 74 m

High

145' 44 m

Low

115' 35 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Old Carriage Road is a broad, wooded trail that was once used to access Matildaville. The entire length is wooded, and is an excellent trail for bird watching. Most of the trail is flat and level, until you pass the southern intersection with the Matildaville Trail. After that point, the Carriage Road trail goes up the ridge in the southern part of the park, before descending to its end at Georgetown Pike.

The trailhead for this historic roadbed begins near the lower parking lot. Take an immediate right after you go through the entrance station to reach this parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

There are over 150 species of bird that can been seen in this park, along with fox, white tail deer, rabbits, chipmunks and many more.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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Great Falls is truly a magnificent place to hike or run.
Dec 28, 2014 near Great F…, VA

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Dec 30, 2020
K Cochran
Nov 10, 2019
Ceylan Alkan
This trail is easy and beautiful. In the spring be careful, theres a chance of snakes. We have seen a copperhead here before.
May 31, 2018
Heather Walker
Nov 11, 2017
Amber C
Mar 25, 2017
Carson Gray
Mar 24, 2017
Gin Cady