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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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  • Great Falls Park is a very beautiful set of falls about an half an hour north of downtown D.C. Ran the National Park Service, it is very well maintained and is a great escape near the hustle and bustl...  more »
  • This natural wonder is just a short drive from DC. We go for hikes along the Potomac and the Falls on a regular basis. The views are stunning, just stay on the trails! The rocks are very steep and ver...  more »
  • The falls is picturesque. But I was expecting a greater drop off at the falls. Maybe it was because it has been dry and not much rain. There were a lot of people walking on the trail. A few people wer...  more »