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TRAiLS: Women's Hike & Picnic at Great Falls

  • Great Falls/Billy Goat Trail Potomac, MD 20854 (map)

Join District Connections and TRAiLS to spend some time de-stressing in the great outdoors with a wonderful group of women, femmes, non-binary, and transgender individuals. This is an event designed for first years to meet each other and have some adventure in a safe, inclusive environment. People of all skill levels are welcome on this hike, so come out whether you are an experienced hiker or novice! All are welcome! After arriving at Great Falls Park, we plan to hike for a few hours then break for a picnic lunch, finish the trail, and make our way back to GW. We're so excited and we hope to see you on the trail! (Lunch is included!)

Destination: The Billy Goat Trail is a narrow rocky path, aka ‘rock scramble’ along the C & O Canal in Great Falls National Park. Great Falls National Park is right outside of the hustle and bustle of Washington, DC, less than 20 minutes from campus. There will be some gorgeous viewpoints as we pass rocky cliffs, woodlands, and a wild waterway. The section of the C & O Canal towpath that we will be on, Billy Goat Trail Section A, which will loop around Bear Island and take about three hours.

  • Event Date: March 2, 2019

  • Meet Up Time: 10:00 AM 

  • Meet Up Location: Marvin Center, 5th Floor

  • Approximate End Time (arrival back at Foggy Bottom): 4:00 PM

  • Transportation to event: Vans

  • Cost: None

  • Food: Lunch is included. 


Earlier Event: March 2
Freedom From Want Community Day
Later Event: March 3
Daniel Sloss @ Sixth&I