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Great Falls Park

9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
+1 703-757-3101
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Amazing falls and nice park with many options

We visited Great Falls Park for free on MLK Day, and our visit was very satisfactory. It was a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan L
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Staunton, Virginia, United States
Surprising but super fun hike!

When we decided to go to great falls I expected a little park with some cute trails but it was an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pieterjan I
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Brussels, Belgium
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An 800 acre park located just off the Potomac river.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river” (118 reviews)
“visitor center” (67 reviews)
“hiking trails” (44 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102-1019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. Parking is plentiful, and the visitor center...More

Thank Susan L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we decided to go to great falls I expected a little park with some cute trails but it was an actual trail over rocks and down some cliffs, really fun!

Thank Pieterjan I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a win after lunch and so glad we did. I didn’t even care it was 0 degrees outside because the view was gorgeous. It cost 10 dollars but you 3 days of a pass so it works out . The view was...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Great little hike good for all ages, they have a camping area where you can play catch with the kids, bbq ect. It is a pretty easy hike but good to see the falls

Thank Scott F
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Spectacular falls and river rivaling anything the West has to offer. You could forget that you're a short ways from Washington, DC. The trails are very well marked, with current blazes and ample, clear signage. Unlike some national parks in urban areas, the grounds are...More

Thank Traveller2010NYC
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

We explored this during a very cold snap -12C so a lot of the falls had beautiful frozen areas, very quiet this time of year so we walked the trail to each of the view points. Would be much better in the spring thou.

Thank jezzp
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I absolutely love this park; it is located in a nice area of Virginia and it offers some of the most beautiful views out there. If the weather is right, the park is great for trekking since it has many trails. It has a beautiful...More

Thank Adriana P
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Well maintained park, rugged beauty and plenty of trails and views. There are 3 lookouts near the main facility. The park is well maintained and made for crowds, with picnics areas and plenty of trails for hiking. We did see kayaker's in the rapids, I...More

Thank Petexian
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

This place has beautiful scenery, easy walking paths, and plenty of places to have a picnic. I would recommend this place for people who like hiking.

Thank Newell H
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Reviewed December 24, 2017

The park is located very close to Washington DC, only half an hour drive. Having read the previous reviews we have chosen a weekday to visit, because it is said to be very crowdy on the weekends. The view is beautiful, there are 3 viewpoints...More

Thank domhun
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Jose A
October 16, 2017|
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Response from JoyandDen | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure, there were areas with seating and tables and I think BBQ's, I would ring and check with them so that you are not disappointed. Lovely place to visit!!
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April 24, 2017|
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Response from Traveler22101 | Reviewed this property |
You would be able to see the falls even if you are walking with a stroller. It is definitely worth coming even if constricted by a stroller and even a wheelchair. There are more extensive walks that would be difficult with a... More
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Anne M
February 18, 2017|
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I always bring my dog!
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