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Great Falls Park, McLean
(4.8/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
Great Falls Park covers 324 hectares (800 acres) of protected land along the Potomac River. This national park offers 24 km (15 mi) of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, as well as a designated picnic area where you can enjoy quiet time in nature. It’s just a short walk to the Great Falls to watch the Potomac River cascade over the edge and into the Mather Gorge. Experienced white-water rafters will enjoy the power of the Potomac, and climbers can try their skills in the designated climbing sites. Plan your visit to Great Falls Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our McLean travel itinerary planner.
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  • I might have visited great Falls many times in summer, fall, and spring...always refreshing and good way to relax in weekends after long working days. Whole family and friends can enjoy picnic area sp...  more »
  • A beautiful place to hike and see nature. We saw many voulchers which are not common in Europe. There are nice overlook spots where you can take beautiful photos. 
  • enjoy the falls and C&O canal trail that straddles it. The parking is good and plentiful. The only suggestion is to let the rangers know that the dogs who are taken to sights in the park in violation ...  more »