• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

    Park Virginia

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  • No Water in Visitor Center Courtyard

    Portable toilets are available next to the visitor center on the side nearest the river. Restrooms with running water are available near the lower parking lot. More »

Bicycling Information

There are five miles of trails open for biking within the park. The Ridge, Difficult Run, and Carriage Road trails are multi-use for hiking, riding, and biking.

Biking to the park is not recommended. Georgetown Pike and Old Dominion Drive are two lane roads with no shoulders and no bike paths. Both roads are narrow, with sharp turns and curves that make it difficult for vehicles to see bicycles.

The best option for biking in Great Falls Park is to transport the bicycles here by vehicle. Bike trails are easily accessible from the Visitor Center and the parking lots. A bike rack is available behind the Visitor Center. Locking up your bicycle is highly recommended if you need to leave it unattended. Trail maps are available in the Visitor Center and the entrance station.

Click here for bicycling information for the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Did You Know?

A view of the Falls

Even though it may be a hot day, remember that swimming is not allowed in Great Falls Park. The Potomac River is fast, with dangerous currents, and is never safe for swimming. More...