Scott's Run Nature Preserve Trail

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Scott's Run Nature Preserve Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near McLean, VA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.3 miles 232 feet Loop
dogs on leash hiking trail running walking forest river views waterfall wildlife
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Jessica Mabrey
11 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

it was a nice hike. beautiful scenery by the water and manageable trails for young children

Nicholas Sackie
17 days ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Joe V.
2 months ago

Great for the dogs (on leash...)

Kathleen Jewell
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Tofu K.
3 months ago

Stacy Michele
3 months ago

4 Completed3 Reviews

Kirstie Saltsman
4 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Nice walk with great views of a waterfall and the Potomac.

Brittany N.
4 months ago

11 Completed5 Reviews

Very nice hike. Close to my place in Reston. The trails were a bit muddy from all the rain that we got over the last couple of days. Walked along the Potomac River and back out again. The loop was just under 3.5 miles. I'd definitely do it again!

Benjamin Unpingco
4 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Quentin Whiteree
4 months ago

7 Completed4 Reviews

Stunning day for mid December. Car park full and lots of folk on the main trails. Further afield quiet and delightful. Recommended.

Joey Coombs
4 months ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

This area is great for a short day hike for all ages. There are a few different paths you can take depending on your time and ability. Great path along the Potomac with a good of it.

Heather Gipson
5 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

A great trail for families with young kiddos. Nice scenery. Some good hills; but, nothing too intense. We will definitely return when we have more time to explore.

Quentin Whiteree
5 months ago

7 Completed4 Reviews

Lovely hike. Lots of people. Parking at at premium. Get there early.

Diana DeMaria
5 months ago

9 Completed1 Reviews

Nice East Coast scenery within easy driving distance of the Capitol.

L G
5 months ago

25 Completed2 Reviews

Nice hiking trails leading to Scott's Run Waterfall

Ted Nasol
6 months ago

7 Completed5 Reviews

Went here with a couple of friends for a loop run! We were impressed by the well kept trails as well as the luscious scenery! It's usually packed here on the weekends and parking might be difficult. But if there's a possibility for a weekday run/walk/hike, then by all means do it! You'll pretty much have the whole place to yourself! I am a frequent runner here, and I have to say that this place NEVER gets old! Highly recommend it!

Zac Hallett
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Lindsay Knotts
7 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Adam Roades
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

My wife and I took our four girls (ages 11 through 6) for a wonderful hike at Scott's Run this morning. A "sewage" smell was only faintly noticeable in the upper parking lot. We followed the route outlined on hikingupward.com, working our way down to the falls. We'll need to remember swim gear next time so we can take a dip in the water! Instead of getting wet, we opted to climb the rocks far above the falls. The rocks were sheer at times, so thankfully no one slid down! We had lunch on the point and caught an osprey and heron having lunch out on the Potomac. The rest of the trail was uneventful, but pleasant. For a Saturday morning, the trails were populated, but not crowded. We'll definitely be going back to explore some of the other trails, especially the ruins which we weren't able to get to.

Brian Winters
8 months ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Great trail system. Lots of diversity and wildlife.