Great Falls Overlook Trail

MODERATE 60 reviews
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Great Falls Overlook Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
278 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

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1 month ago

Great spot, except for the large crowds on the weekends.

3 months ago

Always great. Never gets old.

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6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Love this hike!!

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6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautifull vieuws

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

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

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9 months ago

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

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9 months ago