Photograph Great Falls of the Potomac

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Distance

0.25 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Chandler Anderson

Unbelievable waterfalls on the Potomac River

Viewing Great Falls is easy which makes this adventure great for all levels of adventurers. There is a ~$10 entrance fee, there you will receive a map of the park. There are 3 platforms of viewing Great Falls, each platform has stunning  panoramic views. Make sure you do not forget to bring your camera!

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Handicap Accessible
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šŸ„‡Top Contributor

9 months ago

Great spot, very popular

Been through here quite a few times and its a hit if you'd like to bring friends/family along. They can stay busy while you take photos (if you're focused on the falls) with plenty of sitting areas, walking trails, and even outdoor grills (if you're making an evening out of it).

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šŸ„‡Top Contributor

11 months ago

Unexpected surprise in my DC trip

I didnā€™t think I would find any outdoor type activity while in DC. Glad I was wrong and stumbled on this place. It is unreal how big these falls are. Several trails lead to different points of view and their are visitor centers that can give you more ideas on how to experience this park.

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over 3 years ago

Great Rugged Waterfall

This waterfall doesn't feature any tall drops, but that certainly doesn't make it any less of an awesome spot. There are many trails and viewpoints that let you view this wide and powerful waterfall push its way through the deep Mather Gorge. A few trails lead you down the rocks and out to the water, but keep in mind, swimming is not permitted.

šŸ„‡Top Contributor

about 4 years ago

Must SEE!

Great Falls is one of Virginia's must see waterfalls

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