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Self-guided Waterfall Hiking Tour through Great Falls National Park
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Self-guided Waterfall Hiking Tour through Great Falls National Park

By Doug Z
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Ages 5-70, max of 20 per group
Duration: 2–3 hours
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Mobile ticket
Audio guide: English
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  • Audio Tour - GPS triggered and hands free
What's not included
  • Private transportation
  • Parking Fees
  • $20 vehicle access pass
  • Entry/Admission - Great Falls Park


Start:
  • Great Falls Visitor Center, 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA
    Self-guided audio tour starting at Great Falls Park Visitor's Center. Download the VoiceMap App, load the Great Falls Park tour and start at the Visitor's Center. Includes step-by-step directions and map for the tour, all synced to your phone's GPS. Please download/activate GPS before entering Park
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 317676P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Self-Guided Audio Tour. No Tour Guide.
    • Cell Phone is required, headphones recommended
    • Parking ($20) is NOT included
    • Please download the app prior to entering Great Falls Park
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 317676P1

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      Self-guided audio tour starting at Great Falls Park Visitor's Center. Download the VoiceMap App, load the Great Falls Park tour and start at the Visitor's Center. Includes step-by-step directions and map for the tour, all synced to your phone's GPS. Please download/activate GPS before entering Park
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    4.0
    4.0 of 5 bubbles9 reviews
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    Julia W
    96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views and unexpected exercise! I did not expect it to be a hike, but I loved it! Climbing over rocks to be able to see the waterfall was a new experience that I loved. There are other places from which to see the falls that are smooth, but again, I loved the experience of climbing over the rocks. The walk through the woods was amazing and also a new experience. I'm active, but not an outdoorsy person. Again, loved it!
    Written November 20, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    G9436OBkarenj
    Williamsburg,4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Solo
    Audio tour was nice! Excellent for first-time visit and made the hike very interesting with the extra info and history. I would have seen the various things he pointed out but would not have known what they once were without the audio tour. Doug's voice and speaking style is perfect for the location. My only concern was the 6-hour delay in receiving the download code from TripAdvisor. Luckily, Doug responded quickly when I reached out to him to provide the code while I was driving to Great Falls. Best to download the audio tour ahead of getting there as cell data coverage is very bad in the park area. Although the hiking route is not arduous, it is over rough, rocky land so be prepared to scramble a bit. I will use this audio tour company again!
    Written November 6, 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    James H
    3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023
    I couldn't get the Self-guided Waterfall Hiking Tour to work because there is no cell service at the park. A waste of good money.
    Written June 27, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Sorry to hear that poor cell service prevented you from experiencing this tour. Cell phone service can be less than ideal at Great Falls Park, depending on the service provider. (This tour has been throughly tested with both AT&T and Verizon - please let us know who your carrier is) When the App + Tour are downloaded and GPS activated (default App setting), then the tour will function properly to within 3 feet. We'll make sure to update all communication to ensure that future travelers down the tour and activate GPS before entering the Great Falls National Park area. Note to future travelers: if this happens, you can exit the park, download the app and activate your GPS at the first stoplight outside the park, and re-enter with the same park entry ticket. Cell phone service is strong for all carriers about 2 minutes outside the park entry gate. James - Please send us a message so that we can make right and you can enjoy this self-guided tour when you next visit Great Falls Park. We'd be happy to help!
    Written July 5, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Tiara S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Couples
    I bought these $10 tickets for no reason! 1. It was national park day or something and everything was free. That should’ve been stated when I chose the date I’d be arriving. 2. Nothing was explained. It was everyone for themselves so that’s what we did. No point of downloading the app that the confirmation email instructed me to do. A total lack of information from this app side and I won’t be using it again.
    Written April 24, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Sorry to hear the instructions were confusing, but are very happy you had a great experience nevertheless. We'll revisit instructions to ensure they are clear for future travelers. Great Falls Park is a wonderful destination, and this self-guided audio tour is intended to be additive to the otherwise "free-roam" park. To clarify, this tour includes a 90 minute GPS-guided walking tour through a specific and particularly interesting route, and includes over an hour of historical context and commentary on the geological and historical sites found along this walking tour. After initial access to the tour is given via the VoiceMap app, you will have access to the audio tour forever, so you can visit again and take the guided tour at any time in the future. Please note, Park entry fees are NOT included with the purchase of this audio tour. With the exception of National Park Week (Apr 22, 2023 – Apr 30, 2023, and starting again on Apr 20, 2024), there is a National Park entry fee that is NOT included in this tour. Again, happy to hear that you had a great experience, and hope you can return to Great Falls Park again in the future to take the full self-guided audio tour. We're very proud of the positive reviews that the tour has received thus far, and would love to share the full experience with you. Please send us (the tour operator) a message here on Viator if we can help in any way, or if you will be unable to return to Great Falls and to take the full audio tour.
    Written May 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Bruce O
    1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    Couldn’t figure out how to access it so I didn’t get a chance to use this even though I paid for it.
    Written August 1, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Jessica B
    Saint Amant, LA95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous and a fun hike. Handicap accessible viewing and small kid friendly hike option. Such a beautiful and peaceful spot. Pack a meal and have a picnic.
    Written July 5, 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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