Great Falls Park, McLean
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.
Great Falls Park Reviews
Beautiful place to see the river and rapids. Absolutely beautiful. Nice trails and view points through out the park. Was very busy and parking in spots was difficult. Worth the time. Do not miss. Cost... more »
A beautiful day with family and friends hiking. Fun picnic spot, dog friendly and lots of tourists.A must do when on vacation as an outdoor activity. more »
Nature is beautiful. 5 stars, by default. This is my first time in Virginia, and I'm so glad I got to come to this park! A light, easily walkable trail alongside beautiful waterfalls/rapids. A great place to take some stunning photos of the raging waters! I highly recommend coming here if you're in the area.
Very nice and clean park with a great view of the Great Falls. Lots of sitting areas and walking trails for the family to enjoy. They have a convenience stand also that sells sandwiches hot dogs drinks and frozen treat near the restrooms. $15 entrance fee per vehicle when entering which isn’t too bad and make sure you have cash to speed up the process and not hold up the line. Overall very nice place for family outing and walk around nature.
Plan your trip to McLean
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in McLean
Side trips from McLean
Hidden gems in McLean
Historic Sites in McLean
Duration: 1h 30min
Nearby attractions in McLean
Plans to Great Falls Park by other users
5 days in Virginia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Houston & Reston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Herndon BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 21 days in Northern Virginia & Branson BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Washington DC BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium