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Scott's Run Nature Preserve

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Scott's Run Nature Preserve

86 Reviews
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7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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McLeanWashington DC Metro55 min
Tysons CornerWashington DC Metro65 min
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Susan wrote a review Aug 2020
Markham, Canada10 contributions
Sorry, but I cannot see how this is so highly rated. Are people walking around blindfolded? There was trash literally everywhere. I even saw someone throwing trash on the floor. Someone alsmost scratched my car, we got a parking ticket as parking was a free for all. I hated my time here.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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LZ22102 wrote a review Aug 2020
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Used to be nice until recently when it became waaaaaay overcrowded with trash left everywhere (dirty diapers, alcohol bottles, uneaten food, plastic bottles etc). Soooo crowded that they had to put about a dozen no parking signs all along Georgetown Pike near the park but regardless people continue to park along there and there are police giving out dozens and dozens of tickets each weekend and sometimes during the week. Sometimes 3 patrol cars are there giving out tickets. Garbage along Georgetown Pike where people are illegally parking is disgusting. Water is really dirty because it is mostly street run- off water. Very limited parking spaces and a dangerous walk on Georgetown Pike with no shoulder, sidewalk or crosswalks.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Passport209125 wrote a review Feb 2020
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I love Scott’s run because it’s a short hike to the Potomac River. Children and dogs on leash are welcome and the leaves are fantastic in the Fall. Just remember that you are going downhill to the river do you will be coming back uphill. You can also climb up to a small waterfall. The 11year old granddaughter and the dogs loved it.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Eifiona M wrote a review Nov 2019
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This is one of the best places to go for a hike in the area. No picnic areas or playgrounds, just lovely woodland trails that take you to the Potomac and a pretty waterfall. Loads of people on the weekends, but quiet on weekdays. To avoid the crowds, try the interior trails, trails on the east side, and the (sometimes treacherous) trail along the river.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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destinador wrote a review Jun 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia73 contributions63 helpful votes
Scott's Run Nature Preserve is a haven for those who are no big time hikers, joggers or adventure seekers. It is more for a casual, relaxed walk amidst nature.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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