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Scott's Run Nature Preserve

#4 of 19 things to do in McLean Features Animals
7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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My family and I went to hike to the falls. We waited until later in the day because we knew there... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Heather A
Chantilly, Virginia
via mobile
Beautiful hike

A great escape to hike and set your eyes on beautiful sites and views. Not a difficult hike, so for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“potomac river” (13 reviews)
“fair weather” (2 reviews)
“great hike” (3 reviews)
7400 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22102-2142
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Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank farah2245
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A favorite spot in the spring, early in the morning when the crowds are still sleeping...wild flowers and birds make the experience peaceful and rejuvenating .... the dogs sniff every inch of the trails...deer and fox are local residents.

1  Thank Cristina H
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Excellent place for hiking, nature loving, picture shots and cardio. There are plenty of trails all identified with different colors. Nice trail map displays on the intersections. Close to residential neighborhood known as safe crime wise. Beautiful streams and adjacent to the great Potomac river....More

Thank BirTurk
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a great place to reconnect with nature after living in a large suburban area. The only problem is that everyone else thinks so too. This place is often crowded with no parking available. When you first start off the walk you will noticed...More

Thank dreamergirl4686
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My boyfriend and I made the mistake of visiting on a sunny Sunday afternoon.The first and second parking lots were filled to the brim and we ended up having to park on the side of the road in nearby neighborhood. Which was fine, I just...More

1  Thank Chandolyn T
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

As the weather is getting nicer, both parking lots fill up faster and faster. I parked in the West lot which is twice the size as the East and it was almost full by 9:15a on a Sunday morning. When I left at 10:15, I...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Easy but steep. Took our 4yo and he was dragging his rear on the way back up. No one was there and it was wonderful. We enjoyed taking photos of the area and having it all to ourselves.

Thank Autumn L
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The smell along the trail was awful--sewage. Small waterfall. Lots of people in the water and on the rocks so it was hard to get any uncluttered pic. Easy wide path though.

1  Thank Karen O
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Michelle C
9 May 2017|
Response from BirTurk | Reviewed this property |
Old Brogue Irish pub on Walker St. in Great Falls. They have an outdoor patio.
5 November 2016|
Response from Matthew B | Reviewed this property |
12 July 2016|
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Response from JCYang | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. There is no admission fee.