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The Potomac River builds up steam and force as it plunges through Mather Gorge past Olmsted Island toward Washington, D.C. There are two viewpoints for the falls - one in Maryland near the Great Falls Tavern on the C&O Canal and one in Virginia in Great Falls Park - since the river serves as the dividing line between the two states. For more details, go to the National Park Service websites for the C&O Canal or for the Great Falls Park.


Cascade on Potomac near Olmsted Island



Cascade on Potomac near Olmsted Island


Directions: Check out the National Park Service's websites for the C&O Canal or for the Great Falls Park for directions.



All photos Allen Easler.