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Great Falls - Maryland Side

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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Rolling Ridge Lollipop
This loop starts at the Shenandoah University Cool Springs campus off VA Route 7. Near Berryville, Virginia
Perimeter Trail
A nice loop trail with loads of climbing in the Rolling Ridge Retreat area. Near Shannondale, West Virginia
Washington & Old Dominion Trail
A 50-mile rail trail connecting the inner Virginia suburbs to western Loudoun County. Near Purcellville, Virginia
Perimeter Loop
A straightforward loop around the perimeter of the park. Near Lovettsville, Virginia
Freedom Center Loop
Tucked away in the foothills between Leesburg and Lucketts is this XC gem. Near Lovettsville, Virginia
Saddleback Trail (Yellow)
The longest loop in the park and the only trail on which bikes are allowed. Near Clarksburg, Maryland
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Great Falls - Maryland Side Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Chris Blanchard on Sep 14, 2010  with updates from Brian Malone
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Description 

This area is extremely similar to Great Falls Virginia - its across the river! It doesn't have as many climbs but if you are into some good Billy Goat trails and scrambling to get to where you climb, this has your name written all over it!


Getting There 

Take the Carderock exit off I-495. Follow Clara Barton Parkway past Carderock. Turn left on MacArthur Boulevard and continue a short distance to the primary climbers' parking area across the road from the Old Angler's Inn. Don't park in the Inn's lot!

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

76 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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By Brian Malone
From: Olney, Maryland
May 25, 2015
Great weekend. We had our choice of climbs all day. While Carter Rock and Great Falls, VA were jammed packed this area was WIDE open.. GREAT spot if you want don't want to fight for a spot basically any time of day..