Natural Features & Ecosystems
Great Falls Park is located in an area of change. The Potomac River drops 77 feet in less than a mile here on its journey to the Chesapeake Bay.
On these pages, you can learn more about the Potomac Gorge and the Falls.
The Potomac Gorge- a downloadable brochure with information on the ecosystems of the Gorge.
Did You Know?
People used to ride a trolley to visit Great Falls Park. Dancing, a dinner at the inn, a walk down a lover's lane, and viewing the falls at night were all favorite activities.