View Waterfalls While Hiking Difficult Run

You can be the judge of whether the trail is truly difficult.

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The five-mile Difficult Run loop hike starts outside Great Falls Park—so you can bypass the lines to get into the park on nice days—and follows Difficult Run down to the Potomac and north to the renowned waterfalls.

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This article appears in our May 2015 issue of Washingtonian.