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Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings are held monthly. Check our Facebook page for general membership meetings.

Current Board Members

Julie Ben-Achour, President
Jean Reimers, Vice-President
Joan Burkgren, Treasurer
Jane Fragola, Secretary
Sue Bennett, Director


Visit our Facebook Page for the latest news on upcoming meetings & trail events.

What You May Have Missed

At our General Meeting held on February 15 we introduced our new board:

  • President: Julie BenAchour
  • Vice President: Jean Reimers
  • Treasurer: Joan Burkgren
  • Secretary: Jane Fragola

We reviewed our 2016 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.

What's Coming Up

Our next meeting will be held on Monday, March 13 at 7:30 in the meeting room of the Great Falls Library. Feel free to come and discuss trail concerns/interest and any questions you might have! We hope to see you there.

Point of Interest

Georgetown Pike Trail

The County will be conducting a search for historic artifacts along the proposed Phase IV of this trail before any construction can be undertaken.

Project News and Updates

Community Meeting Set for March 22, 2017: The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is holding a community meeting concerning the Georgetown Pike Trail Phase III and Phase IV projects on March 22, 2017, at the Great Falls Library, 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, at 7-9 p.m., in the Large Meeting Room. There will be a presentation by County Staff at 7:30 p.m., followed by a brief question and answer session. Public comments will be accepted through April 14, 2017.

Owners of potentially affected properties and other interested parties are invited to review and discuss the project with County staff. Please use the online submission form on the Fairfax County website project webpage or call FCDOT at 703-877-5600 with any questions.

Trailblazers at Work!

Members of the Great Falls Trailblazers and United Methodist church volunteers worked on April 16, 2016 to improve the trail in front of the church along Georgetown Pike. GFTB members in attendance were Jean Reimers, Julie Ben-Achour. Sue Bennett and Karen Jones Niedringhaus.

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Trail Crosswalk Improvements At Route 7 and Colvin Run

Fairfax County will start construction on Project No. ST-000003-018, Leesburg Pike/Colvin Run Road Pedestrian Access Improvement Project, on April 18, 2016 and is expected to complete construction by early 2017.

This project will add a signalized pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Colvin Run Road, providing a safe crossing for pedestrians and improving access to the Cross County Trail system. Construction will involve intersection modification, lane widening, and the installation of 203 linear feet of new sidewalk, bus pads, and pedestrian accessibility improvements. Signal modification improvements will include new mast poles, pedestrian signals, signage, pavement marking, and other associated improvements.

These improvements involve construction of retaining walls, storm drainage structures, fencing, and other related improvements. There may be lane closures during off-peak hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

If you have questions, please contact Qais Bashir, at 703-324-5085 or

Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan 2013 Edition

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The Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan is a guide used for decision-making about the built and natural environment.

Trail Blazers help fight flooding at River Bend

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