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Stay away. This place is secret

Riverbend Park is a hidden gem, and the fewer people who visit here, the more enjoyable it will be... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
John G
Blue bells are a Must

My wife and I went when the Bluebells were in bloom. Cannot believe how they carpet an area... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Don B
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8700 Potomac Hills St, Great Falls, VA 22066-4125
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Riverbend Park is a hidden gem, and the fewer people who visit here, the more enjoyable it will be for me. Canoe on the Potomac, hike along the river to the falls and more.

1  Thank John G
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My wife and I went when the Bluebells were in bloom. Cannot believe how they carpet an area between the river and almost invisible line along the river. We walked the path to the end of the park, so were there about 90 minutes. Many,...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The nature hike in the fall was wonderful And magical. Kind of place you can go for a Silent hike! I highly recommended it!

Thank Rama S
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A little bit of a windy drive, but worth it. Awesome visitor's center. You can rent kayaks but watch out for the current it is really strong at times. Nice trails along the Potomac. Great place to take children. Plenty of parking, be prepared to...More

1  Thank L Y
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

... and still never tire of it! Used to take our son there from toddler to elementary school. Not I take my two grandsons! They are just as fascinated watching turtles, small fish, and innocuous black snakes swim close see to shore. For best info...More

2  Thank via60
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Riverbend Park is up the Potomac River from Great Falls Park.It is not nearly as well-known and is less visited. Parking is somewhat limited. Going up-river takes the hiker along the river, then away from the river and up a series of short hills to...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Riverbend is one of those hidden gems of Virginia. Abutting Great Falls National Park, you often find it relatively empty in comparison to busy Great Falls Park. The trails are well kept and beautiful as they wind along the Potomac. My wife and I often...More

1  Thank frank k
Reviewed 10 May 2017

It's difficult to tell where Riverbend Park ends and Great Falls Park begins since they merge together. The park is filled with trails through wooded areas - some are right beside the Potomac. Go to this park to relax and observe the trees and flow...More

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Riverbend Park is the go to place to visit when Great Falls Nat;l Park is packed. The visitor's Center has lots of interesting stuff. Summer programs for kids are fun for adults, too! One day we hung out for a raptor program. You can walk...More

Thank Maura M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited while in the area with family. The park is great for hiking and a picnic. We were fortunate that the weather was not too cold the day we visited.

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1 September 2016|
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Response from Honu_Ohana | Reviewed this property |
You cannot. Sorry. See above answer but would take a lot of time and $ to get there. You can get to Rock Creek Park in DC more easily. TA will not let me put a link in the answer but go to nps [dot] gov [back slash... More
19 July 2015|
Response from sandy t | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can rent, but you can launch boat/kayaks from there. check out on fairfax county website under parktakes
John M
13 July 2015|
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Response from Agog84 | Reviewed this property |
No fees to enter or for parking when I visited this past spring :-)