Great Falls Park

9200 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA - 22102

Type: Waterfalls, Parks, Hiking Trails
(703) 757-3101

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Great Falls Park is a breathtaking natural area located along the Potomac River, straddling the border between Virginia and Maryland, USA. It's renowned for its stunning waterfalls, rugged cliffs, and scenic beauty, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.

The centerpiece of Great Falls Park is the series of cascading waterfalls that give the park its name. The Potomac River narrows as it flows through a rocky gorge, creating powerful rapids and dramatic waterfalls that drop over 76 feet (23 meters) in elevation over a series of cascades. Visitors can admire the falls from multiple vantage points along the park's trails and overlooks, offering breathtaking views of the rushing water and surrounding scenery.

Great Falls Park offers a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy. There are over 15 miles of hiking trails that wind through the park's forests and along the river, ranging from easy walks to more challenging hikes. The park's trails provide opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the area, spot wildlife, and learn about the park's geology and history.

Rock climbing is another popular activity at Great Falls Park, with numerous cliffs and rock outcrops that attract climbers of all skill levels. The park's cliffs offer a variety of routes and challenges, making it a favorite destination for rock climbing enthusiasts.

In addition to hiking and rock climbing, Great Falls Park offers picnicking areas, fishing opportunities, and scenic drives along the park's roads. The park also has a visitor center with exhibits and information about the park's natural and cultural history, providing educational opportunities for visitors of all ages.

Overall, Great Falls Park is a spectacular natural wonderland that offers a wide range of recreational activities and opportunities for exploration and adventure. It's a must-visit destination for anyone seeking to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Potomac River and its magnificent waterfalls.

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Opening Hours Everyday: 7:00 am to Sunset
Closed on: December 25
Visitor Center: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Fees Vehicle Permit: $20.00
Motorcycle Permit: $15.00
Individual Permit: $10.00
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  •   by Pallab
    on 01/03/2020
    Great Falls Park

    Great place for nature lovers! Around half an hour away from Dulles International Airport.

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