Re: What are the Best Free Hikes in the Area?
Date: September 25, 2014 02:12PM
I think the OP is referring to entrance fees into federally owned parks like Great Falls. Riverbend, Gambrill (MD), Sugarloaf(MD), Bull Run, Fountainhead, Great Falls Maryland side* (*at old angler's in parking area) are all free entrance free parking and offer hiking from easy to difficult.
You do have to pay entrance at Skyline.
I dont mind paying because I like to support the parks but you can even get into Great Falls VA via the Difficult Run parking lot for free if you want to avoid paying at the main entrance (likewise if you enter Great Falls VA via River Bend State Park).