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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Feb 17, 2017
Fred Schad
Teddy and Daddy day. Had a great time looking at the falls and taking a hike
Feb 5, 2017
Chris McCloud
Dec 26, 2016
Lauren Jansen
Dec 26, 2016
Di Zhang
Nov 19, 2016
Brie McCary
Oct 30, 2016
Gabriella Hutchinson
Awesome views!
Oct 17, 2016
Yao Rosso
Sep 23, 2016
Anna Lee-Kim

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