Great Falls ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 9200 Old Dominion Dr, 22102, Washington D. C., United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-7032852965
- Fax: +1-7032852223
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Park, Landmarks, Parks, Natural Parks
Great Falls Park - Review
Great Falls Park is located in Washington D. C., United States. A great place to visit, you can check out the other popular places of the city on the best things to do page in Washington D. C. section.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Great Falls Park
0.17% of people who visit Washington D. C. include Great Falls Park in their plan
95% of people start their Great Falls Park visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Great Falls Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Great Falls Park
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Great Falls Park, Washington D. C. Reviews
The difficult run trail is one of my favorite locations. There is a really great place to explore here if you’re able to find the spot. There is a small waterfall here and to the right as one looks up river there is a fracture in the rock creating a cave. The cave opening is a vertical crack and the passage is forward for 5 meters. Then a left turn; this can be tricky depending on water level. If the water level is just right one can pass with enough room between water and rock to breathe. Passing through that part of the cave can be dangerous, use caution. The next passage is a grotto behind the waterfall. The famous example of this is the cave behind the water fall in the pool at the Playboy Mansion. However, this cave feature fits 3 people comfortable. It’s a nice place to sit on a hot day and hang out with friends. Whenever ready to exit the cave there is the way you got in or slide down and out the waterfall and let the current drift you down stream where there is a nice place to exit the water on a flat rock to dry off on. Good luck finding it and Keeping its spot a secret.
It's a great place to visit and have some fun outdoor really close by to the northern Virginia Metro area. the trekking paths are really rocky and moderately adventurous considering how close this park is the Washington metro area. There are some great views of the waterfall as well. Just be prepared to come with some nice durable shoes and water bottles. Also be safe when going up and down some rocks as they are right next to the fast flowing water.
I've loved coming here since I was a kid. Today my oldest daughter required a little first aid and we were so grateful for Ranger Mike's care. We also stumbled across a Birds of Prey/Snake lecture and it was great!
This park had a great view of Great Falls plus many trails. If you're into rock climbing, there are places to do that overlooking the river. There's a large visitor center with informational displays and bathrooms. If there's been a lot of rain and flooding over the past few months, this park in Virginia is a better bet than its cousin in Maryland because the paths are higher above the river and therefore don't get flooded out as much as the ones in Maryland.
Such an amazing place. I highly recommend everyone to visit here in VA/DC. The outlook to the falls is very close to the parking lot and many parking places are shaded from the heat of afternoon sun. The entrance fee is small and well worth the visit. Bathroom near the visitor center is clean but I would recommend people to use it before getting on the trail because this is only one near the area. There are many little outlook points other than the ones listed on the guide map. The nature is absolutely gorgeous and walking through the trail paths is really refreshing away from the busy city life.
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