Scott's Run Nature Preserve

#1 of 2 trails in Dranesville District Park

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Scott's Run Nature Preserve is a 3.2 mile loop trail located near McLean, Virginia that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running & walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Kara M. (143)

Ok trail got a little sidetracked since only trail makers is paint on a tree. Good trail with dogs

Mark Szymczak (81)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Mike Willis (171)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great little hike with awesome waterfalls when there's prior rainfall. Not very tough though.

Pica DeGallo (113)

3 Completed2 Reviews

I read great reviews but the location was mis-marked on my Google map so we ran around in circles trying to find the park. In retrospect it's obvious but there's still a weird "other" Scott's Run on my map that is not hiking.
Three stars to not bring the rating down.

Kate Ratliff (127)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Angelica Medeiros (61)

3 Completed1 Reviews

Place is amazing I loved it

Sean Robertson (642)

9 Completed1 Reviews

Nice trail to enjoy a bit of nature while almost inside the beltway. Nearly all of the crowds stuck to the waterfall trail. Completely solitary while hiking through the woods on a Sunday after torrential downpours. Supported a pair of Pileated woodpecker. Great spot for a quick getaway.

Anastasia D. (95)

Took the pup on her first trail hike. Day after a heavy rain meant lots of mud but it was still a pleasant hike with lots of options for getting back to the car. Great variation in terrain helped break in new gear too!

Christine LaVallee (39)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a great trail with great views which is what I care about though after the river it got really steep and a little over grown, so not for the faint of heart. Also the trails weren't well marked so it was hard to tell which one we were on. Still a great hike.

Chris Walsh (601)

42 Completed7 Reviews

Took a pair of four year-olds on their first hike of the summer, so we kept it slow and simple. The initial trail down to the river was nice and wide, great for the kids, but the walk back inland from the river was a bit more narrow and overgrown - no problem for the adults, but the kids kept freaking out about spiderwebs. Able to salvage the day though, we eventually got them splashing around in one of the crossings and all was forgiven.