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Scott's Run Nature Preserve

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A nice easy afternoon hike

We were looking for somewhere to take an afternoon hike to a waterfall without having to drive a... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2018
Annandale, Virginia
Short creek, river hike

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

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Wanda L
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7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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All reviews nice walk in the woods potomac river dog walking limited parking excellent hike stream crossings great falls park beltway waterfall chimney paths squirrels wildlife hikers picnic
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank LynetteWicks
Reviewed 5 July 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

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Reviewed 18 June 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.

Thank Wanda L
Reviewed 16 May 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
Reviewed 22 January 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
Reviewed 22 January 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.

Thank kcwahoo
Reviewed 1 November 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 RandallP75
Reviewed 3 October 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
Reviewed 2 October 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
Reviewed 7 September 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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5 March 2018|
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
Michelle C
8 May 2017|
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Old Brogue Irish pub on Walker St. in Great Falls. They have an outdoor patio.
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