December 28, 2005
Great Falls doesn't have much to offer as far as true, legal singletrack, but it's not far from access to Riverbend, which does have some decent, intermediate level singletrack. There you will find winding singletrack trails, series of small drops, logs, and some cardio inducing climbs. A good ride if you combine the Riverbend and Great Falls networks. To get to the Riverbend trail system, follow the gravel fireroad from the parking lot nearest the information center up the hill, and you will encouter the singletrack trails to Riverbend maybe three quarters to a mile up the fireroad. Start looking for the trailhead (not super well marked, but you'll know it when you see it) as you begin to pa**ome residences on your left. Very posh homes up there.
Great Falls is pretty simple itself. Beginner friendly, except for the climbs. If you're not in shape, you may be getting off to push, even on the doubletrack. Riverbend, close to Great Falls on the VA side provides some true, mid-Atlantic, intermedi