Great Falls Trail Blazers logo.  Connecting our community.
Home About Us About Trails How to Help Contact Us Maps/Links


View Great Falls Trails in a larger map

Click here for our Interactive Trail Maps



How You Can Help

  1. Subscribe to our mailing list

    (View past newsletters)


  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

Facebook

for the latest news on upcoming meetings and trail events.


Great Falls Trail Blazers 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!

photo of 2018 Trail Blazers July 4 5K run photo of 2018 Trail Blazers July 4 5K run photo of 2018 Trail Blazers July 4 5K run
photo of 2018 Trail Blazers July 4 5K run photo of 2018 Trail Blazers July 4 5K run photo of 2018 Trail Blazers July 4 5K run

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: https://www.aaastateofplay.com/a-guide-to-hiking-with-kids/

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.