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Great Falls Park, McLean

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#1 of 18 in Parks in Fairfax County
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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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  • Great falls park is the perfect park to take the family out for some easy trails and nature watching. The falls are impressive and the park is very pleasant.  more »
  • This is a small park, but wonderful waterfalls and wide open spaces with ample picnic tables makes for a great place to spend the day.  more »
  • Such a nice place to relax. You can't believe that minutes from modern life you can be so close to nature. The fall is magnificent especially from MD side  more »

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