Great Falls Park, McLean

4.7
#1 of 24 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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4.7
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  • 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 »
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  • 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.

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