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  2. Donate a trail easement

Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings are held monthly. Check our Facebook page for general membership meetings.

Current Board Members

Julie Ben-Achour, President
Gordon Harris, Vice-President
Joan Burkgren, Treasurer
Jane Fragola, Secretary
Sue Bennett, Director

News and Upcoming Events


for the latest news on upcoming meetings and trail events.

Georgetown Pike Trail Work (July 2019)

Work has finally been started to blacktop and curb and gutter the corner of Falls Bridge and Georgetown Pike.

Great Falls Trail Blazers July 4, 2019 5K Fun Run

Once again we are looking forward to for our annual July 4th Fun Run. It starts at the Freedom Memorial near the Great Falls Library at 8 am on July 4th.

We run through fields, along horse trails and through woods, looping around to finish once again at the library Santaballa sports field. About two hundred runners, young, old, and in-between have fun running this course. For toddlers, we suggest jogging strollers. We also welcome your canine friends on a leash if you think they would enjoy this early morning run.

This event is totally free--thanks to our wonderful community sponsors:

TD Bank Logo Remax Agility Logo AOG Financial Logo Rosen Landscape Logo

Come and enjoy the start of your 4th of July celebrations in this community run.

To sign up, please go to

Look forward to seeing you there!

July 4, 2018 5K Fun Run

Thanks to the 200+ participants in this year's Great Falls Trail Blazers Fun Run/Walk. Join in the fun next year!

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What You May Have Missed

At our General Meeting held in February 2018 we introduced our new board:

  • President: Julie BenAchour
  • Vice President: Gordon Harris
  • Treasurer: Joan Burkgren
  • Secretary: Jane Fragola
  • Director: Sue Bennett

We reviewed our activities including our annual July 4th 5K walk/run, trail maintenance activities, negotiations with the developers of Brooks Farm, Brookville Estates and Pots and Plants on the Pike for trail installations, distributed copies of steps to take to establish a property easement and Virginia landowner liability and worked with the County and Great Falls Citizens Association on general trail matters.

Georgetown Pike Trail

We are happy to see the trail along Georgetown Pike advance in leaps and bounds with the help of the County and the Great Falls Citizens Association. Watch for more to come!

Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan

thumbnail image of Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan Map

The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan is a guide used for decision-making about the built and natural environment.

Top Trails for Baby Boomers

Living an active lifestyle can help you live a longer, happier, healthier life, which may explain why more and more people (especially baby boomers) are flocking to National and State Parks. Top Trails for Baby Boomers offers a curated list of popular trails arranged by state or region of the country.

A Guide to Hiking with Kids

We are fortunate to have so many great hiking opportunities in Great Falls suitable for all ages. If you have kids, here is a great resource to plan your outings:

Our thanks to the Quinn family for sharing this informative site.

Trail Etiquette

Many of our local trails are on private property. Help us keep these trails open for all to enjoy by following these guidelines.