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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 great local outing. Nice falls with some very nice trails and rock walking. Picnic tables, all amid a lovely natural setting. Recommended. One gains some history to boot.  more »
  • Great Falls Park is an interesting mix of nature and history. The nature part, of course is the Falls and the geological aspect that are a joy to climb - but make sure you are not in a restricted area...  more »
  • The interpretive center is well done with a nice historic review. There is a small canteen on the lower level to be able to purchase water, sodas, and snacks. Many places to sit and rest, great picnic...  more »