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Scott's Run Nature Preserve

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Easy hike, good views

I’m not a nature girl so easy hikes are all I’m up for. This one was muddy as it’s been the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandria, Virginia
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A nice walk to a small fall and the POtomac River

From a small parking lot of rt. 193 Georgetown Pike, follow the trail(s) maps provided to the river... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Viguen T
Falls Church, Virginia
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7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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All reviews georgetown pike nice walk in the woods potomac river quick hike limited parking great parking stream crossings terrific place yellow trail great falls park nice weekends beltway waterfall chimney paths pedestals stone
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not a nature girl so easy hikes are all I’m up for. This one was muddy as it’s been the rainiest year ever in this region, but not too bad. A bit up and down hill but none too super steep. There are a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed November 23, 2018

From a small parking lot of rt. 193 Georgetown Pike, follow the trail(s) maps provided to the river and the small fall. come back along Scott Run via a connecting trail to the original parking lot.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Viguen T
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Except for really busy times like nice weekends, there is great parking here, and it's a good open trail down Scott Run (aka, a creek) to the Potomac. It's a terrific place to walk a dog or meet other people's dogs. Best in the spring...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bruce M
Reviewed October 12, 2018

I'm an avid hiker who lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, so I didn't find this mostly level trail much of a challenge but it was very scenic. I enjoyed seeing the waterfall, the Potomac and a large variety of funghi. Did NOT...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LynetteWicks
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We were looking for somewhere to take an afternoon hike to a waterfall without having to drive a great distance, and I came across the information for Scott's run. It was a very quick trip from our home, although we drove right past the parking...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wanda L
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 703kamw
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank K D
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank kcwahoo
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Randalldp
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March 4, 2018|
Response from 18kenth | 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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May 8, 2017|
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