Photograph Great Falls of the Potomac

Great Falls of the Potomac, McLean, Virginia, United States

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.25 Miles

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Handicap Accessible
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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!

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Map
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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.

6 months ago
6 months ago

Great Falls is one of Virginia's must see waterfalls

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Chandler Anderson

#NikonD3300 #EveryTrailConnects -Photographer -East Coast Explorer -Nature Enthusiast

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