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Great Falls Overlook Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 49 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

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river

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fee

Great walks, and fantastic views of the Potomac. A few nice lookout points, and great spots for some scrambling and bouldering rocks. Tons of parking, bathrooms and concession staff during peak times, and fun for people of all ages. It’s $15 to park- and they ONLY TAKE CARDS- but if you keep the receipt you can come back without paying for up to 6 days after that.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

The boardwalk leads to amazing views of the falls and the Potomac. Super easy walk. Dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk. You can easily add mileage to your trip by walking along the canal or taking one of the Billy Goat trails.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s $15 to park there. ONLY CARD. but if you keep the receipt you can come back without paying for up to 6 days after that :) The scenery was very nice. Heavily trafficked. You can bring your dog but you’re very limited on where you can bring them. :( I couldn’t bring my pup over the bridge to see the falls but we went down a nice little dirt path and we found this BEAUTIFUL LITTLE Beach :) I posted pictures

Wimpy version of Billy Goat A

10 months ago

Beautiful trail with bridges over raging water. The overlook is very beautiful. Can get very crowded. Took us a little over a half hour total.

walking
Sunday, April 01, 2018

Non-strenuous walk, fantastic views on the bridges of the falls and awesome locks. Fun place for a walk or passthrough hike/ride. Love coming here. Great walks, and fantastic views of the Potomac. A few nice lookout points, and great spots for some scrambling and bouldering rocks. Tons of parking, bathrooms and concession staff during peak times, and fun for people of all ages. There is a small fee to get in but well worth. Can get busy during the summer. It not so much at other times...

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