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Bluebells Hike - A Perennial Favorite

  • 04 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Great Falls, VA


  • Join us on one of our favorite walks in the woods.

Registration is closed

Spring wildflowers grace hiking trails throughout the area after the vernal equinox, but one little bloom is especially captivating: the Virginia bluebell. These little blue beauties burst forth in exuberant abundance at Riverbend Park in Fairfax County, VA. We've done this hike many a time and it still remains one of our favorites.

We'll take the Potomac Heritage Trail along the Potomac River toward Great Falls. Most of the terrain is flat, but be sure and wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots because parts of the trail could be muddy.

Depending on how many folks sign up for this event, we may split into two groups: hikers and naturalists. The hikers will trek all the way down to Great Falls Park and back at a fairly good clip for a total distance of ~5-6 miles. Meanwhile, the naturalists can enjoy a leisurely walk in the woods with the birds and bluebells at a pace and distance to be decided by the group.

We realize some of you cannot come on a weekday but we are trying to experiment with a few mid-week events.

Bring your camera and binoculars on this picturesque hike as well as a picnic lunch for afterwards.

Sorry, no doggies on this hike.

This free activity is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events as guests. On your third event, we'll ask you to join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors. You can also join right now by clicking on this Join Us link. 

Registration closes on Tuesday, April 2.


  • Water and snacks
  • Brown bag lunch
  • Binoculars (optional)
Please respect the trip leaders and other members and arrive on time - 10:00 a.m.

IMPORTANT: The automatic confirmation email will contain the exact meeting location for this event (scroll all the way to the bottom of the email). Please save it or print it out in case there is not cell coverage in the area.

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If you come down with Covid within 5 days of a Women Outdoors event, please email and immediately so we can notify the other participants of their possible exposure.


If you register but then are unable to attend, please cancel your registration. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances. 

If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader (see your confirmation email for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting.

To Cancel: Go to your Registration List

  • Click on this event in your list.
  • Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
  • At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
  • Ignore the link to contact the administrator.

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