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Scott's Run Nature Preserve

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7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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Short creek, river hike

Nice creek and Potomac River hike. Birds, frogs. Waterfalls. Sadly, too much litter. Dogs ok... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanda L
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Beautiful Scenic Trail

Stumbled across this little gem with my daughter. A beautiful scenic trail...very family friendly... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2018
Kam W
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7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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"nice walk in the woods"
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"potomac river"
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"quick hike"
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"dog walking"
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"limited parking"
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"excellent hike"
in 2 reviews
"stream crossings"
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"great falls park"
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"hiking trails"
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"heritage trail"
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"beltway"
in 12 reviews
"waterfall"
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"leash"
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"squirrels"
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"wildlife"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice creek and Potomac River hike. Birds, frogs. Waterfalls. Sadly, too much litter. Dogs ok. Folks don't puck up their dog poop bags, picnic crap. Be more considerate when you hike.

Thank Wanda L
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Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled across this little gem with my daughter. A beautiful scenic trail...very family friendly, not too hazardous. It was a very easy trail with a lot of natural beauty.

Thank Kam W
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

What I love about this hike is the reward: although it isn’t a big one, there is a waterfall at the end of the hike.

Thank K D
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

A nice short walk - parking can be tough and the stream crossings can get your feett a little wet. Lots of dogs.

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Great parking - two different access points. The most Western access has best parking and is trail head for main trail. Great trails. Accessible and stepping stone creek crossings. Gravel and dirt trails. Side trails lead to adventure for children. Waterfall at the end of...More

Thank Randall P
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Nice walks on wide paths in the woods. However, on nice weekends the parking lot can get full. Great place to take your dog. I don' t have a dog and Every time I go, I feel like I don't belong since I am the...More

Thank Woody R
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This is a delightful nature preserve. I like it better than going to Great Falls National Park because it is easy to get in and out of the parking lot (which unfortunately is too small), and you don't sit in traffic like you will at...More

Thank Kent H
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Local VA park with good walking paths that lead to a waterfall (and fishing spot) on the Potomac River. I used to walk my Bernese Mountain dog there and, in winter, could let him off to run in the snow (shh). This is not the...More

Thank Rex E
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Unfortunately, a lot of trash has been left at the falls and surrounding area which really detracks from the whole experience. It's sad. The water below the falls (which it is a small falls) offers a super spot for dogs to swim.

Thank Christina E
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

My family and I went to hike to the falls. We waited until later in the day because we knew there was limited parking and that it is a well-trafficked area. The parking part worked out for us but the hike was a let down....More

1  Thank Heather A
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mal016
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Kent H | Reviewed this property |
It is a beautiful hike year round. March is nice because when walking along the river you will have a nice clear view of the water without tree foliage. If it has been raining, It can get a bit muddy along the trail that... More
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Michelle C
May 8, 2017|
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Old Brogue Irish pub on Walker St. in Great Falls. They have an outdoor patio.
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