Trash Free Park
Great Falls Park is now a trash free park. Trash cans have been removed. Please come prepared to carry your trash out with you. More »
Learn more about how to stay safe around the Potomac. The Potomac has dangerous currents and going into the river is not permitted. Swimming and wading could cost you your life. Stay safe. Stay out of the river. More »
The snack bar in the park is open seasonally, from mid-March until mid-November.
Nearby towns and services:
McLean (leaving from the park, continue straight through the light on Old Dominion for two miles):
Great Falls (leaving from the park, take a right at the light onto Georgetown Pike, the town is located approximately two miles down the road):
Reston/Herndon (leaving from the park, take a right at the light onto Georgetown Pike. Take a left onto Springvale and continue straight, crossing over Rt. 7. The road will turn into Baron Cameron, which will take you to Reston and Herndon):
Tyson's Corner (leaving from the park, continue straight at the light on Old Dominion. Take a right onto Chain Bridge, which will take you into Tyson's Corner):
Did You Know?
The round holes you see in the rocks along the River Trail were carved by the Potomac. Some of these potholes are large enough to stand in and can take over 500 years to form.