Great Falls Overlook Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Great Falls Overlook Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, MD that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.3 miles 239 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Overlook Trail is a 0.5 mile loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

24 days ago

Harder than we assumed, but a great workout. Being in shape definitely helps. Tons of rocks and rock climbing!

1 month ago

Love this hike!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautifull vieuws

1 month ago

Great hike to the falls! Amazing views. The trails are well marked and well preserved.

2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

Excellent views. Hike was done on a warm July day, but trails offered fair amount of shade. Some trails have rocky terrain.

hiking
4 months ago

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful views! Not as heavily trafficked during weekday mornings.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing hiking experience.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty easy trail, gorgeous views. Can get VERY crowded.

6 months ago

6 months ago

Had A amazing time. great for the whole family. staff was friendly and helpful and the view was spectacular!!!!

hiking
6 months ago

Fantastic views of waterfalls.

hiking
8 months ago

Loved this trail! The falls are absolutely beautiful. A nice serene hike that includes places where you can meditate and look out onto the river.

hiking
11 months ago

Great overlook. Great trail for families.

hiking
1 year ago

The weather complimented the trail/hike well! Definitely going back!

walking
1 year ago

Beautiful, but I bet it's even better in the spring and early summer when water levels are higher.

walking
1 year ago

Very easy trail! You basically just walk over the a boardwalk that protects the bedrock. At the end you get a great view of the falls.