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Great Falls Park, McLean

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a great place to spend a day. We used our 'America the Beautiful' pass - saving the $10 per car entry fee. There are three overlooks to view the falls - plenty of photo opportunities here. We ...  read more »
  • A great place to visit to see the awesome view and a nice walk/hike. With fall colors starting to show it was a relaxing day. Only complaint was the 10 entrance fee but that's par for the course. 
  • Finding things, birds, plants, leaves...great walk trails . $10 per car, or $5 per person no car. 30- 3hrs track available. 
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