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Great Falls Park

Closed Now: 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Fantastic views.

This is a must see if in the DC area. It is hard to believe that this beautiful wilderness is such... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Rough Terrain.

SMALL park but worth the trip. The paths out to the Potomac were easy but the outlooks were rough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
s w
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“potomac river”(120 reviews)
“visitor center”(67 reviews)
“hiking trails”(45 reviews)
An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
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Hours Today: 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-757-3101
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must see if in the DC area. It is hard to believe that this beautiful wilderness is such a short drive from Washington.

Thank TOM H
Reviewed 1 week ago

SMALL park but worth the trip. The paths out to the Potomac were easy but the outlooks were rough walking. BOOTS for sure. Trails go both directions with wonderful views.

Thank s w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very close by to city and is located in posh area. We love to visit here for picnics and strolls. We heard the are few nature trails but we haven't covered them.

Thank Abhishek_Banginwar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd viewing platform, this park is a must to see for those who like waterfalls and watching kayaks!

Thank Anne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two boys (2 & almost 5) and we had a blast. The three lookout points had great views. We did the river run trail and my two boys had no problems though I did keep it as safe and easy as I...More

Thank Lindsey R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great falls was one of the first places i went exploring in McLean. The great falls is located in a places that's surrounded by a lot of tall trees making it a great place to pack a picnic and enjoy the day being close to...More

Thank Sonali S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has become an annual hike for me and some friends. I grew up and still live in the area and as a child I visited GFP on school outings and was amazed. Then there was a break. I have recently returned to GFP hiking...More

Thank BriCoDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to be! Pack a picnic or just go for a walk. Our family & friends loves going to Great Falls Park for an easy Hike with the kids! Dog friendly also!

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This water Fall is very close to the city on the Potomac river. The park has a trail about two miles long which is comfortable to walk as it is on almost level ground and has considerable shade. One gets to walk along the river...More

1  Thank swamisanganur
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Had family come in town and decided to take them to see the falls in the Potomac River. $10/car to enter the park. This admission is good for 3 days. Plenty to see w 3 overlooks to take pictures. Make sure to wear sneakers to...More

Thank Minh V
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Nancy B
August 2, 2018|
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Response from Wanita N | Reviewed this property |
Nearby 3miles, 10 min , on Georgetown pike is a small shopping center with a grocery store and some restaurants. It's Called the village centre. And as others have noted the park concessions are pretty good. Remember this... More
Nancy B
August 2, 2018|
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Response from kling167 | Reviewed this property |
We saw several groups picnicking just east of the visitors center. As far as shopping for food we drove by a couple of stores 10-15 minutes from the entrance. We didn’t see anywhere that sold concessions in the park.
Jose A
October 16, 2017|
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Response from JoyandDen | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure, there were areas with seating and tables and I think BBQ's, I would ring and check with them so that you are not disappointed. Lovely place to visit!!