• Great Falls of the Potomac in summer

    Great Falls

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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 »

  • Great Falls Park Difficult Run Trail Closure for Repair Work

    Starting October 27, 2014 a portion of the Difficult Run Trail within Great Falls Park will be closed for repairs for approximately one month. The trail will reopen as soon as the repairs are complete, which is expected mid December, 2014.

Public Transportation

Great Falls Park is not located on any public transportation routes. There is no access to public transportation from the park by foot or bicycle.

The closest Metro stations to the park are Spring Hill and Greensboro, on the Silver Line. Both stations are located about 5 miles away from the park. To get to the park from any of these Metro stations, it will be necessary to take a cab. Visit Metro's website for more details.

The park is close to two major airports. Dulles International is sixteen miles from the park. Reagan International, which does have Metro access, is located twenty miles from the park. Cab service is available from both locations.

The closest major train station is located in Washington D.C. Union Station has Metro access, and trains also run to BWI International Airport, near Baltimore. It is possible to take Metro from Union Station to West Falls Church, and then to take a cab the rest of the way to the park.

Did You Know?

Turkey vulture in flight

Those big black birds you see flying above Great Falls Park are usually vultures. Turkey vultures, like the one in the photo, have red heads. The smaller black vulture's white wingtips are easily seen in flight.