Hike Scotts Run Nature Preserve

This is supposed to be a beautiful hike with some waterfalls and river views. It's about 4 miles and has 1,900 feet of elevation gain, so I'm calling it a moderatly easy hike. It should probably take us anywhere from 2 - 3 hours depending on how fast we go. I'm not going to offically say that we are going to grab lunch afterwards, but since we will be ending around lunch time I am going to leave that option open and we can just decide once we get back to the cars.

 

**There has been some confusion as to which entrance we will be meeting at.  We will meet at the bottom of the steps in the main parking lot (the one furthest from the 495 entrance).  I look forward to seeing everyone there!!**

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  • Brianna H.

    Had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone!

    April 14, 2014

  • maria

    fun likede metting everyone!

    April 13, 2014

  • Sibley

    This was a lot of fun - thanks to everyone for coming out! I hope to see you all at the next hike!!!

    2 · April 12, 2014

  • Tianzhen L.

    Great adventure and great decision of picking 10:30am! The group diverse and nice. Thanks for organizing the event!

    2 · April 12, 2014

  • Sibley

    We have switched Lunch places and are At the Kabob House in the adjacent shopping center.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Tianzhen L.

    We are going to Panera for lunch. 8365 Leesburg Pike
    Vienna, VA 22182
    United States

    April 12, 2014

    • Darya

      What a coincidence ! Me 2! :-p

      1 · April 12, 2014

  • Sibley

    Hi all! We're heading out. If there are any issues feel free to call my cell.

    April 12, 2014

  • Sibley

    Hey Guys, apparently there was an 8k race that started at 9am this morning at Scott's Run, so there is a lot if traffic here, but it is just finishing up and should be pretty much over by 10:30 so just come on in. Parking is a little tight, but it is clearing out pretty fast. If anyone has any issues feel free to give my cell a call at[masked]

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Sibley

    Hi Everyone! I am coming from the Leesburg area, and can take 3 other people in my car if anyone needs/wants a ride. It looks like there are a lot of people coming which is amazing, but may present an issue with parking so if carpooling is an option for you that would be great. I can't wait to see everyone there this Saturday!

    1 · April 9, 2014

    • Darya

      I have a small 2 door car but if any of y'all have a bigger car like SuV then maybe we can fit 3 ppl in the back?

      1 · April 9, 2014

    • Darya

      Sibley if you still want to carpool, I'm carpooling with James and Rohit, we will have 1 more spot left. meeting at algonkian park at 9:30

      1 · April 12, 2014

  • Rohit

    I'm coming from Ashburn area, can carry 3 more people.

    April 9, 2014

    • Darya

      well looks like my friend wont be coming, so it'll be just me. if you guys get lost, my # is[masked]

      April 12, 2014

    • Rohit

      And here's mine:[masked]

      April 12, 2014

  • Darcey

    I'm so sorry but something has come up and I won't be able to attend. Hope to catch the next one!

    April 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know what I should enter in my GPS, so that it takes me to the right entrance?

    April 11, 2014

    • Sibley

      Hi Himanshu, if you enter the address into your GPS it should take you pretty much straight to the entrance. There are two parking lots and you will want to go into the larger of the two which is the one further away from the 495 entrance, it will be next to the creek and there will be a set of stairs in it which is where we will be meeting.

      April 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Sibley.

      April 11, 2014

  • Simi

    Hey, I'd love to go, but I don't have a car. Would anyone driving by a metro stop be able to pick me up? I can bring snacks

    April 6, 2014

    • Simi

      Actually, someone else was kind enough to give me a ride from the city, so I'll see you there

      1 · April 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice, See you there!!

      April 11, 2014

  • maria

    Hi guys.. should I meet w someone or just go straight? Im coming from Alexandria

    April 9, 2014

    • RJ

      I'm also coming from Alexandria. If you're interested, we can carpool.

      April 10, 2014

    • maria

      Thanks I got a ride!

      April 11, 2014

  • Alan G.

    I live a half mile south of Dunn Loring metro, can carry 3 ppl. Closest metro is probably West Falls Church but would be a 5 mile walk, have to go N to great falls street, W to Balls Hill (across 123) and then across the beltway, not a pedestrian friendly trip anyway.

    April 9, 2014

  • Toby

    Hi Sibley, would love to join you all, but already have other plans at that time. I hike at Scott's Run a fair amount and want to give you a head's up that even if half-2/3rds of the 42 currently signed up end up attending (I only counted seven +1's), you'll likely have trouble parking that many cars in the big lot at 10:30 am if it's a nice day. I strongly suggest carpooling. Maybe meet first at a nearby business where you can leave some cars, maybe a nearby lunch spot. Also, there are various trails and loops you can take from that parking lot, but are well marked. Enjoy! Hope you all have a good time. -Toby

    April 9, 2014

    • Sibley

      Hi Toby, thanks for the heads up. I've only been there once and it was a nice spot so I figured it would be a good first hike. I'm sorry that you can't join us on this one - but hopefully we'll see you at another hike in the future! Thanks!

      April 9, 2014

  • maria

    Hi guys, anyone want to go with me??? It's Maria- just let me know :)
    By the way, I am working at 5:30 for a family- I should be back in time right??

    April 9, 2014

    • Sibley

      Hi Maria! You should definately be back in time :)

      April 9, 2014

  • Brianna H.

    I am coming from Columbia heights if anyone needs a ride from that area!

    April 9, 2014

    • Simi

      Actually, Brianna, can I get a ride with you? I live in the U Street neighborhood but I can walk up.

      April 9, 2014

    • Brianna H.

      Yea sure! I will message you my cell. I would like to get there early since parking seems like it might be a problem.

      April 9, 2014

  • James

    Is anyone looking to carpool?

    April 6, 2014

  • Alan G.

    Hey, there are two entrances to this park, are we going for the upper or lower?

    March 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Isn't is an extremely small parking lot? How are we going to get 40 people in there?

      March 26, 2014

    • Sibley

      That is a good point...okay, so we meet at the other entrance.

      March 27, 2014

  • James

    Hey! I'm new to the group. Looking forward to the hike and meeting everyone!

    March 23, 2014

  • Mehran I.

    Would love to join this event, but will be in Boston.Will certainly try t attend the next one.

    March 16, 2014

  • Lauren C.

    ...two fiber festivals in April, so I hope to join an event in May...

    March 16, 2014

  • Emily

    I would love to go to this one, unfortunately I will be out of town this weekend.

    March 16, 2014

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