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“Great Falls - amazing view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Great Falls National Park

Great Falls National Park
9200 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 22102
703-285-2965
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Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in McLean
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: White-water rafting, People-watching
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Owner description: An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
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“Great Falls - amazing view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Even for a local, always good to go back and walk/hike around Great Falls. We even had an opportunity to see Kayaker's shooting the falls/rapids!

Visited November 2013
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“Park very crowded in summer best visit in Spring and late Fall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Parking at the park in summer can be a hassle. Spring particularly if we have had heavy rains upstream is beautiful. The Virginia side of the fall offers much better view of the white water and if kayakers are practising that makes it even more exciting. Do take the trail which takes you along the edge of the cliff overlooking the river.

Visited November 2013
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“Perfect for a scenic hike!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This National Park is the perfect venue for a leisurely hike to take in the beauty of nature from the rock formations and rapidly flowing Potomac to the winding, marked trails and lush plants and trees. The park also offers a wonderful area to picnic in and, as a nice touch, grills are provided for the convenience of guests. Within the visitor center there is a historical display/museum, gift shop, restrooms and, to beat the heat of the summer, an ice cream shop. Many folks like to visit with family and friends and take their dogs for a welcome outdoor stroll. For the modest $5.00 price of admission it is an amazing value and an area gem.

Visited November 2013
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“Great Falls Park Great Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Interesting views of the Potomac River west of Washington, DC. Very pleasant foot paths for non-strenuous walking.

Visited May 2013
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“Great falls Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great views and scenery! A must see when outside DC. Bring a picnic if the weather is nice. Miles of hiking through the woods and near the river.

Visited July 2013
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