Great Falls Park
Park, Trail, River
- Enjoy DC Area's very own 20 foot waterfalls at Great Falls National Park
- Don't fall in!
- If it was good enough for George Washington, it's good enough for the rest of us. This is my "back yard".
- 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.
- You can park on Stable Lane and walk across MacArthur Blvd to enter Great Falls Park
- 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.
- Stunning. Bring your camera.
- Amazing views of the waterfall depending on how far you go hiking!
- 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.
- Extremely scenic beauty
- They accept credit cards for the entry fee.
- 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.
- 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!
- Clamber over rocks and walk as rigorously as you wanttrails vary in difficulty. - June issue 2012
- 20 foot waterfalls in DC. Who knew?
- Jump the fence and play on the cliffs. Excellent parkour and freeclimbing to be had!
- $5 to park or $3 per person if you walk/run there.
- I parked in the difficult run space off Georgetown Pike. You don't need to pay to get into that one :)
- 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!
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
11710 MacArthur Blvd
1961 Chain Bridge Rd