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Great Falls Park

9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-757-3101
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Lovely views of the Potomic Falls

Nice state park walking trails viewing platforms of the falls. picnic areas Parking The Falls are... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
JBrownVA
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Virginia
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NPS parks are gems always

This is very near to my place. Great to use my annual pass here, if not you have to pay for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sridharhere
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great falls” (124 reviews)
“potomac river” (120 reviews)
“visitor center” (69 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
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+1 703-757-3101
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice state park walking trails viewing platforms of the falls. picnic areas Parking The Falls are quite incredible when there has been lots of rain there is a welcome information building with lots of information on the area Including a Portage George Washinton helped design...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is very near to my place. Great to use my annual pass here, if not you have to pay for parking. NPS maintained parks are top notch in trial areas

Thank Sridharhere
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To see the falls! And on the Maryland side take a well maintained walk through unspoiled nature and off shoots of the falls ending at the grand view.

Thank Pam T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours walking the trails, scrambling over the rocks along the gorge and enjoying the scenery. The trails are very well maintained and very well marked.

Thank EagleTravel29
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last minute trip to great falls park was a smart decision. Not too crowded yet and warm weather made the walk enjoyable. My dog had so much fun. Good views of the falls and river. Nice trails. Ticket is good for reentry for 3 days!

1  Thank heidikpchef
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Falls is an awesome place to go if you need to get out and take a walk. You can hike a long the trail as well as view the falls itself from a variety of angles. The water was super rough after the recent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit in about five years and we went specifically to see the Potomac with higher water. We were not disappointed. We could hear the falls as soon as we got out of the car. Pretty amazing. We a.so did some walking...More

Thank Marty T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really convenient park to visit if you're in the DC area, it's really popular and the main area gets pretty crowded on weekends. If you go early, you can enjoy the lookouts over the falls in relative solitude. The trails that run further from the...More

3  Thank o_hughmanatee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to spend a day with family and friends. Can spend hours watching the beauty of the falls and nature here. We saw people with tents, barbeque cooking, having fun games with family. Look for parking waiting time before travel to this place. When...More

1  Thank GenuineReviewsHere
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super local attraction. easy to get to. Beautiful nature. Dramatic white water. But I would NOT kayak there. There have been fatal injuries.

Thank hrandallm2017
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Jose A
17 October 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!!
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Hlimpert86
25 April 2017|
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Response from Traveler22101 | Reviewed this property |
You would be able to see the falls even if you are walking with a stroller. It is definitely worth coming even if constricted by a stroller and even a wheelchair. There are more extensive walks that would be difficult with a... More
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Anne M
19 February 2017|
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Response from RJPick | Reviewed this property |
I always bring my dog!
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