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Great Falls Park

Park, Trail, and River
McLean
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  • Erik B.
    "Billy Goat trail is a great hike if you are up for it."(7 Tips)
    Chris
    "Great place w/helpful staff in the visitor center."(4 Tips)
    Hamid A.
    "You never know what could find hiking there 😊 very nice scenery"(24 Tips)
    Andy F.
    "Check out the River Trail!"(3 Tips)
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  • Burak B.
    Burak BaliJanuary 30, 2014
    You gotta go there man,if i come there man :P
  • Danielle B.
    Danielle BrigidaDecember 3, 2009
    Beautiful 20 foot falls to see here... and Billy Goat Trail is a relaxing hike!
  • Yetta B.
    Yetta BungieAugust 11, 2013
    There are several trails. Choose one according to difficulty and scenery. Remember you also have to hike it back.
  • D W.
    D WJuly 5, 2013
    Rescue crew trying to find someone.
  • Cody M.
    Cody MullinsNovember 11, 2012
    $5 per vehicle, $3 per person if walking in. Oh, and there is a line of cars on nice days.
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HenryAugust 12, 2011
    Jump the fence and play on the cliffs. Excellent parkour and freeclimbing to be had!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LogesSeptember 2, 2014
    Scenic views
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HaleyAugust 7, 2014
    Absolutely gorgeous place, biking from Georgetown makes for a perfect day trip.
  • Simon K.
    Simon KSeptember 14, 2015
    Really liked the Billy Goat Trail. Try it!
  • Vitaliy P.
    Vitaliy PetrovJanuary 31, 2014
    www.plannertravel.org is the best! forever! bingo! very well!!!
  • Breezy
    BreezyApril 8, 2013
    Fantastic! Def enjoyed such a beautiful site.
  • Capital Spice
    Capital SpiceApril 2, 2012
    20 foot waterfalls in DC. Who knew?
  • Ali N.
    Ali NabaviMay 27, 2014
    Very beautiful views! Only five bucks to get in.
  • Jack D.
    Jack DiamondNovember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Stunning. Bring your camera.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DNovember 4, 2013
    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
  • Marlon R.
    Marlon RoxasOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    overlook trail is kid friendly
  • Mikki B.
    Mikki BarryAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware copperhead snakes. Easy to avoid but be careful.
  • Seth M.
    Seth McCabe-MarcellSeptember 12, 2010
    Don't fall in!
  • Bumble B.
    Bumble BeeFebruary 13, 2016
    Descent place....
  • Olivia J.
    Olivia JaneSeptember 15, 2013
    Gorgeous park!
  • Lee Anne O.
    Lee Anne OrangeOctober 6, 2009
    Walked for 3 hours all over the park on Sunday. It was amazing! Make sure you were appropriate shoes - saw a bunch of women in sandals and flipflops - you can't climb rocks in those!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BenefielNovember 27, 2010
    Road repaving continues. We are invited to contribute $5 on exit.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerMay 28, 2013
    They accept credit cards for the entry fee.
  • David K.
    David KaaAugust 21, 2011
    Don't go over the falls in a barrel.
  • Carla F.
    Carla FalconiApril 2, 2014
    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.
  • Katrina K.
    Katrina KuhnJune 16, 2012
    Great views all around! Make sure to get here early (before 12). The line to get in gets super long afterward.
  • Dhanu K.
    Dhanu KarkiSeptember 18, 2015
    We had enjoyed a lots..really nice place to explore the nature.
  • Damien M.
    Damien MianoOctober 14, 2013
    The best trails... And a beautiful place for a nice long walk or bike ride
  • Jenna
    JennaAugust 13, 2014
    Beautiful scenery, very relaxing. It's hard to believe that such a beautiful place is so close to the city areas.
  • Timothy Q.
    Timothy QuickJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Find a nice shady area, and kick-back for the day!
  • Rebekah N.
    Rebekah NApril 13, 2013
    Loved loved loved. My new favorite retreat from the city life. Climb the rocks along the water.
  • Anna S.
    Anna SotnikovaNovember 2, 2014
    Check the traffic on weekends! We spent 40 minutes at the entrance on Saturday.
  • trippNfallN
    trippNfallNJanuary 5, 2013
    Come just before sunset and it's free!
  • Elliot V.
    Elliot VolkmanSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bringing cash helps the line go quicker for everyone. $5 for parking
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlyousefApril 3, 2016
    Great park for hiking and seeing the falls
  • Susana Z.
    Susana ZhuoFebruary 2, 2016
    Beautiful trails and scenery. Nice place to get away from the "city life"
  • Andy F.
    Andy ForbesJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the River Trail!
  • Sophie A.
    Sophie AlkhanbeshiMay 21, 2014
    The river trail 👌
  • Melissa C.
    Melissa CoughlinMarch 23, 2009
    go early & bring lunch!
  • Rashania
    RashaniaAugust 1
    Perfect for hiking
  • Miriam W.
    Miriam WolkAugust 19, 2010
    The Billy Goat trail is a challenging, but fun hike. The trail sometimes closes when there is heavy rain. Wear hiking boots or really good sneakers.
  • Таша П.
    Таша ПаскалOctober 17, 2015
    Good view from everywhere. You can see another state at another side of the river.
  • David
    DavidJune 25, 2011
    Don't be an ass and walk six wide with your group. If you do, expect a shoulder thrown your way..
  • Brendan H.
    Brendan HayesNovember 13, 2012
    Park at Riverbend Park just down the road for free then hike to Great Falls Park via the roughly 2 mile long Mine Run Trail along the river. No fees, same great day!
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderNovember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Pet-friendly park. Arrive early to beat the crowds. Not accessible by public transit is a fail. Picnic tables near the visitor center and a snack bar window make it perfect to bring the dog. 🐶🍁🍃🍂
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkFebruary 14, 2013
    The trails are challenging but always fulfilling because eventually you are going to see the well-known twenty foot waterfalls. The serenity is priceless and all trails are wheelchair friendly.
  • Charlie R.
    Charlie RinerNovember 26, 2011
    Lots of great views away from the overlooks.
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DunnFebruary 20, 2013
    River Trail is has a lot of gorgeous stopping points to take in the scenery. Even though it's only a few miles, it will take a while to complete. Don't plan to rush through.
  • Roger Y.
    Roger YankoupeApril 28, 2014
    Pretty awesome
  • Biz T.
    Awesome park, lots of history and beautiful falls viewing places.
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