Land and history are interwoven throughout Great Falls Park—the spot where George Washington championed a canal to skirt the Potomac River’s 77-foot “great falls.” This may be metropolitan DC, but beyond the crowds, you can find small reminders of a time when our nation’s capital was a tidal backwater and our country’s survival wasn’t assured.
Overlooks 2 and 3 are fully accessible, as is the Patowmack Canal Trail to the Holding Basin and the guard gate. During weekends and holidays in good weather, there can be long wait times to enter this popular park. Consider coming early or late.
Great Falls, VA - Climbing,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 5.1