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Great Falls National Park

Park, Trail, and River
9200 Old Dominion Dr (at Georgetown Pike), McLean, VA 22102, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    • None
  • Thu
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
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9.3/10

Based on 307 votes

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    Erik B.
    "Billy Goat trail is a great hike if you are up for it."(7 Tips)
    Omar a.
    "Amazing views of the waterfall depending on how far you go hiking!"(20 Tips)
    Andy F.
    "Check out the River Trail!"(3 Tips)
    National Wildlife Federation
    "very own 20 foot waterfalls at Great"(3 Tips)
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  • Susana M.

    Beautiful trails and scenery. Nice place to get away from the "city life"

    Susana Maria · 4 days ago
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  • Joe D.

    Note to future Joe: Go to the Maryland side

    Joe Dudas · 1 week ago
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  • Mary W.

    Beautiful place to hike :)

    Mary Waclawski · December 26, 2015
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  • Sunira M.

    Came on a Monday in November. No crowds, absolutely gorgeous.

    Sunira Moses · November 9, 2015
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  • Таша П.

    Good view from everywhere. You can see another state at another side of the river.

    Таша Паскал · October 17, 2015
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  • Erik B.

    Billy Goat trail is a great hike if you are up for it.

    Erik Brok · October 15, 2015
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  • Dhanu K.

    We had enjoyed a lots..really nice place to explore the nature.

    Dhanu Karki · September 18, 2015
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  • Simon

    Really liked the Billy Goat Trail. Try it!

    Simon · September 14, 2015
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  • Mikki B.

    Beware copperhead snakes. Easy to avoid but be careful.

    Mikki Barry · August 22, 2015
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  • Mikki B.

    This park is the best! Obey the signs please. Do not drown. We live near the park and hear the sirens way too often.

    Mikki Barry · August 22, 2015
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  • Omar a.

    Amazing views of the waterfall depending on how far you go hiking!

    Omar al-Dafa 🇶🇦 · April 18, 2015
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  • Anna S.

    5$ per vehicle good for 3 visits.

    Anna Sotnikova · March 22, 2015
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  • We Travel A.

    Best place to snap a sunrise shot of the falls is the Virginia side! Such gorgeous nature so close to civilization!

    We Travel And Blog · January 16, 2015
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  • Anna S.

    Check the traffic on weekends! We spent 40 minutes at the entrance on Saturday.

    Anna Sotnikova · November 2, 2014
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  • Joe G.

    Check out the high water marks! Great hiking year round.

    Joe Gizzi · October 23, 2014
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  • Erik B.

    Great place for a barbecue with friends. Grills are avaliable. Park closes at sundown

    Erik Brok · October 12, 2014
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  • Mya M.

    Great place to hike and bring parents when they're in town. Beautiful water falls.

    Mya McDuffie · September 22, 2014
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  • Lina

    The trails are nice and the waterfalls are really awesome, did not expect to see this breathtaking view!

    Lina · September 6, 2014
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  • Steve L.

    Scenic views

    Steve Loges · September 2, 2014
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  • Aimee

    Best outdoor free rock climbing

    Aimee · August 18, 2014
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  • Jenna

    Beautiful scenery, very relaxing. It's hard to believe that such a beautiful place is so close to the city areas.

    Jenna · August 13, 2014
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  • Frank N.

    Beautiful waterfalls!

    Frank Niepold · August 8, 2014
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  • Dustin H.

    Absolutely gorgeous place, biking from Georgetown makes for a perfect day trip.

    Dustin Haley · August 7, 2014
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  • R. C.

    The views from any overlook you choose is simply amazing !

    R. Castro · August 7, 2014
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  • Ali N.

    Very beautiful views! Only five bucks to get in.

    Ali Nabavi · May 27, 2014
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  • Anthony C.

    The worst traffic set up...more time spent in the car getting into the park than in the park.

    Anthony C. · May 25, 2014
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  • Sophie A.

    The river trail 👌

    Sophie Alkhanbeshi · May 21, 2014
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  • Kathryn G.

    Amazing park, a spiritual oasis between dc and baltimore!

    Kathryn Goetzke · May 8, 2014
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  • Roger Y.

    Pretty awesome

    Roger Yankoupe · April 28, 2014
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  • Nesrin K.

    Perfect place for hiking and/or relaxing...go early...$5 for entrance and cash is quicker...Instead bringing lunch try BBQ, it is more fun...restrooms are miserable but who cares.

    Nesrin K. · April 22, 2014
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  • Carla F.

    You might as well get a year-long parking pass. It's $20, and goes to a good cause! You'll get your money's worth in 4 visits.

    Carla Falconi · April 2, 2014
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  • Natasha G.

    Don't use the restroom

    Natasha G. · March 16, 2014
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  • Ben G.

    A pleasant riverside stroll, a bit populated on the weekends, but still good times

    Ben Golden · March 9, 2014
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  • Marc M.

    For my oldest son's bar mitzvah, went hikeing the billy goat trail. Hired two guides (John Fishback is one.) Special back packs with their lunch/water provided. Bussed all from hotel to BG-location.

    Marc Mayerson · March 9, 2014
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  • Vanessa G.

    "Admission to Great Falls Park in Fairfax County (pictured above) is just $3. The path is challenging at points, but views of the Potomac dotted with kayaks are worth it."-via Daily Candy

    Vanessa Gatlin · February 25, 2014
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  • Vitaliy P.

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    Vitaliy Petrov · January 31, 2014
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    welcome in TravelPlanner - www.plannertravel.org

    Vitaliy Petrov · January 31, 2014
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  • Vitaliy P.

    very good!

    Vitaliy Petrov · January 31, 2014
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  • Burak B.

    You gotta go there man,if i come there man :P

    Burak Bali · January 30, 2014
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  • Artin A.

    A must see!

    Artin Afsharjavan · December 31, 2013
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  • Norman E.

    Make sure you bring a bike lock if you're going to want to see the falls

    Norman England · November 10, 2013
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  • Joe D.

    Incredibly beautiful park ~20min from downtown Arlington. Busy, but great trails lining the river which are not to be missed. ~1.5-2hr for a hike along the water, looping back to the Visitor Center

    Joe Dudas · November 4, 2013
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  • Damien M.

    The best trails... And a beautiful place for a nice long walk or bike ride

    Damien Miano · October 14, 2013
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  • Olivia J.

    Gorgeous park!

    Olivia Jane · September 15, 2013
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  • Jaya P.

    Fun for hiking and a picnic! Gorgeous views

    Jaya Punetha · September 14, 2013
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  • Tyra W.

    On a beautiful today like today, go early, otherwise you'll be in line forever. Also if you want to grill, the earlier the better.

    Tyra W. · September 7, 2013
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  • OMAR M.

    Great trip with lovely scenery & nature

    OMAR Mukharesh · August 17, 2013
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  • Ray W.

    For $5 bucks you have great trails and beautiful views

    Ray Williams · August 13, 2013
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  • Yetta B.

    There are several trails. Choose one according to difficulty and scenery. Remember you also have to hike it back.

    Yetta Bungie · August 11, 2013
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