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Great Falls Park, McLean

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National Park
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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  • Great park and a must visit if you like nature. The river is neat and walking the tow path of the canal brought history to life. Watching a boat go through the lock was another reminder of the histori...  more »
  • Have seen Great Falls in many weather conditions. Be mindful of children to keep them safe. Is a populoar place for those kayaking but dangerous.  more »
  • I went to the great falls to see and hike. This is a beautiful park with lots of hiking opportunities. The is lots of parking available and the park is well maintained and clean. The views are impress...  more »