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Scott's Run Nature Preserve

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7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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Easy walk/hike and fun for families

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
K D
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McLean, Virginia
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Nice and close in

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kcwahoo
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Mclean, VA
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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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"limited parking"
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"stepping stone"
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"great place to take"
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
"leash"
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"waterfall"
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"rocks"
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"wildflowers"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
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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 Randall P
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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
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Reviewed 3 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
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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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Reviewed 7 September 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 15 August 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

Thank Heather A
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

A great escape to hike and set your eyes on beautiful sites and views. Not a difficult hike, so for people who haven't regularly gone hiking, this is perfect.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The first challenge is finding parking in this real popular hiking trail. If you are able to park enjoy, relax and do not be in a hurry. This preserve goes to the water. Amazing views.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
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Michelle C
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Response from BirTurk | Reviewed this property |
Old Brogue Irish pub on Walker St. in Great Falls. They have an outdoor patio.
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KIM H
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Sorry for the late response. There is no admission fee.
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