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Great Falls Park, McLean

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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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  • This park is great for picnicking, hiking, climbing, and very advanced kayaking (Olympic level kayaking) 
  • A park? Why do I want to go to a park? Because it has the most beautiful waterfalls you can imagine. That is why. It really is gorgeous. If you are in Great Falls or Tyson's Corner you should go see t...  more »
  • The Great Falls of the Potomac is just outside DC. For just $10 parking fee, you'll see the admittedly picturesque Great Falls. However, approaching the viewing deck can be a challenge for small child...  more »