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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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  • I loved the view of Great Falls from the Virginia side. There are several overlooks of the falls and an easy walking trail to the Aqeduct. There are several people that were doing rock climbing which ...  more »
  • Tour to Washington DC is complete only if you get to visit 'Great Falls Park'. Viewing the falls with a hot cup of coffee is an experience by itself. Off course a selfie with your partner would defini...  more »
  • Wether going for a hike or just a stroll, a bike ride or a proper run it is a gorgeous place all year round! Only 30 mins from downtown Washington. Definite must visit!  more »