Great Falls Park, McLean

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#1 of 22 in Parks in Fairfax County
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a McLean vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • There are many great views anyway. Swiftly flowing Rocky craggy and undulating landscapes just around the corner, I feel is exhilarating. Is the place to make me feel just looking at pictures from the power to conceive, such as nature's power. Or a leisurely walk up the trail, you can picnic in the square. There were people doing barbecue and play ball. I went in October, but now enjoys like scenery of the four seasons.
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  • We visited Great Falls Park for free on MLK Day, and our visit was very satisfactory. It was a frigid day, but the beauty of the falls made the short walk out to the overlooks completely worth it. Par...  more »
  • The best place is that it is half an hour from Washington. Beautiful waterfalls, some faster big, but worth a visit if you have time.
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