Maryland June 25, 2019
The Deep Green Gorge In Maryland That Feels Like Something Straight Out Of A Fairy Tale
Attention, explorers! Did you know that there’s a river gorge hiding in Maryland? With enchanting views, this place looks like it’s straight out of a storybook.Check out the following spot that belongs on any hiker’s bucket list. Read on for the details and bring hiking boots with good tread — you’re going to need them. Let’s go!
Mather Gorge is located along the Potomac River, with Virginia on one side and Maryland on the other.
Many hikers head to this area to explore Section A of Maryland's
Billy Goat Trail. Or you can also take in the views from the Virginia Side.
The trails around the Mather Gorge area are shorter (about less than two miles in distance), but strenuous.
Not only is the gorge deep and the slope steep...
...but the below rapids can also be fast and dangerous. Use caution when walking along the gorge, making sure you have hiking shoes with good grip.
The drive to this area and the effort you put in is worth it though, because you'll get to enjoy sights like this. This enchanting paradise isn't always green, however...
...because you can also visit during autumn when the foliage turns shades of orange, red, and yellow. Simply
To get started on your journey, visit the Great Falls Visitor Center in Potomac, Maryland. Here you can learn about the area, enjoy the local tavern, take a canal ride, and of course... hike to Billy Goat Trail and Mather Gorge.
Address: 11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854
For more information about this area, visit the
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