gem icon Great Falls Overlook

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This overlook is located on the southeast side of the Visitor Center. It is the closest you can get to the falls, and you won't be disappointed with this up close view of the cascading Potomac River. A short trail leads down to a dirt viewing platform. The rest of the overlook is rocky and will require some easy climbing. Do not go beyond the fences.

Short Walk: The overlook is easily accessed by a short dirt trail located behind the Visitor Center. Overlook 1 is not wheelchair accessible - if you continue to the south, you will come to Overlook 2 and Overlook 3 which are both wheelchair accessible and offer similarly great views of the falls.

Family Friendly: A short, easy walk to a spectacular view of the falls.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Kristen Arendt

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May 28, 2017
Sol Soft
May 23, 2017
Minghua Liu
Apr 30, 2017
Melanie Adams
Beautiful falls and we enjoyed the hiking. We will definitely be going back.
Apr 21, 2017
Brenton Morris
Trip with Brenna before heading to Maryland.
Apr 12, 2017
Joseph Mower
Mar 28, 2017
Justin Rudd
Mar 25, 2017
Carson Gray
Feb 25, 2017
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