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Great Falls Park

9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-285-2965
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River Trail at Great Falls National Park

Total of 5 miles (including parking spot round trip). The visitor center can give you maps of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kristel T
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Beautiful Oasis

This is a great place to come to get out of the city and stroll through the woods and enjoy views... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Las Vegas, Nevada
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An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (109 reviews)
“national park” (65 reviews)
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 06:59
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-285-2965
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Total of 5 miles (including parking spot round trip). The visitor center can give you maps of the different trails just in case you have no cel signal. We have a dachshund and a 10 year old. The breathtaking view of the falls is easily...More

Thank Kristel T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to come to get out of the city and stroll through the woods and enjoy views of raging waters. The day we were there a competitive kayak race was taking place. There is a $10 fee per car, which is...More

Thank mauiwolf
Reviewed 6 days ago

A park that does not appear get the attention it deserves. A wonderful natural attraction with roaring water falls that also has great history. The National Park tour guide provided an excellent introduction on the tour. The visitor center has nice exhibits and historical descriptions.

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great park to spend the day, it is not to large but you have the chance to see beautiful landscapes, there is one entrance were you have to pay and another were it is free but you have to walk a bit more.

Thank 65Michel56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great falls park is the perfect park to take the family out for some easy trails and nature watching. The falls are impressive and the park is very pleasant.

Thank Sonia L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small park, but wonderful waterfalls and wide open spaces with ample picnic tables makes for a great place to spend the day.

Thank scott10jo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a nice place to relax. You can't believe that minutes from modern life you can be so close to nature. The fall is magnificent especially from MD side

1  Thank Nadia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoy a lovely hike along the Potomac River to view the true FALLS in Great Falls. My daughter likes to bring her dog.

Thank I232PEkaren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you need a break from the politics of Washington DC., journey down the road a short distance to Great Falls National Park. Each time we go here (and it is easy for us since we live here) the Falls look different. Rainy weather increases...More

Thank DrQuinnVA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty falls, not far away from DC. We spent just a couple of hours because of the weather (it was raining and some ways were flooded) and that made our hike a little bit risky. But anyway, what we saw was nice and interesting and...More

Thank ghf85
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24 April 2017|
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Response from CatherineMorenoGamez | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are plenty of places in which you can use your stroller. However, there are some places in which the rock outcroppings hinder the trails, somewhat. If possible, use a child backpack rather or in addition to your... More
Anne M
19 February 2017|
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Response from RJPick | Reviewed this property |
I always bring my dog!
Anne M
19 February 2017|
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Response from Visiting612 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they must be on a leash. Bring water, a bowl, and doggie bags too.

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