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Enjoy DC Area's very own 20 foot waterfalls at Great Falls National Park
Seth McCabe-Marcell
12 September 2010
Don't fall in!
Jack Legler
11 January 2010
If it was good enough for George Washington, it's good enough for the rest of us. This is my "back yard".
K12 Inc
23 June 2011
Did you know? From around 8000 BC-1700, the area around Great Falls was an important meeting place for Native Americans, particularly members of the Powhatan Confederacy and the Iroquois Nation.
Michael Kathryn Wright
16 June 2012
You can park on Stable Lane and walk across MacArthur Blvd to enter Great Falls Park
Visit Fairfax
19 September 2012
Enjoy the majestic outdoors at this scenic park just outside of DC. There are 3 outlooks for prime viewing, many trails and picnic areas and a helpful visitor center with an interactive museum.
Jack Diamond
26 November 2011
Stunning. Bring your camera.
Omar al-D ????????
18 April 2015
Amazing views of the waterfall depending on how far you go hiking!
Jae Jung
14 July 2013
Wonderful trail to hike on. Plenty of opportunistic areas to hike, fish, or kayak on. Great people surrounded by the wonderful wildlife. Careful of copperheads while rock climbing though.
Saqib Shamim
29 June 2013
Extremely scenic beauty
Matt Dicker
28 May 2013
They accept credit cards for the entry fee.
Alicia Dunn
20 February 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.
Brendan Hayes
13 November 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!
Northern Virginia Magazine
Clamber over rocks and walk as rigorously as you want—trails vary in difficulty. - June issue 2012
Capital Spice
2 April 2012
20 foot waterfalls in DC. Who knew?
Daniel Henry
12 August 2011
Jump the fence and play on the cliffs. Excellent parkour and freeclimbing to be had!
Eileen J.
18 March 2011
$5 to park or $3 per person if you walk/run there.
Jennifer Antelman
5 September 2010
I parked in the difficult run space off Georgetown Pike. You don't need to pay to get into that one :)
Lee Bradshaw
4 April 2010
Beautiful park and waterfalls, went on Easter Sunday. Too many foreigners!
Hussein Musaad
7 July 2013
ما اجمل نبات تلك الحديقه .. ونهرها المتدفق باستمرار
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