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Hike - Scotts Run Nature Preserve

An easy/moderate 2.2-mile River and Waterfall Hike!!

"This hike features river views, a waterfall, wildflowers, amphibian breeding areas in spring, and some pretty interesting ruins as well. It includes palisades along the Potomac and the rocky lower end of Scotts Run." Copyright 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Washington, DC Published by Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Pace: Social

Duration: Approx 2 hours (including dawdling/picture time)

Length: Approx 2.2 miles

Trail: Loop

Surface: dirt, gravel, and rocky near the river

Facilities: None

MEET NEAR THE WOODEN STEPS IN THE PARKING LOT!! Meet/Greet at 9am, begin hiking shortly thereafter NLT 9:15am

Directions: From I-495, take Exit 44 to get onto Georgetown Pike (VA 193) heading roughly west. Proceed for 0.7 miles, passing the smaller satellite lot that will be only 0.3 miles along the road. Then, just after Swinks Mill road sign on left, and just before Betty Cooke Bridge sign on the right (the bridge will be in view when you see the sign for Swinks Mill Road), turn right into the preserves main parking lot.

We WILL be practicing LEAVE NO TRACE!!

Dogs are welcome on this hike (ON-leash)!!

*Personal Note: I have not done this hike before. If you have done this hike in the past and are planning to attend, please let me know if I can look to you for guidance, if need be. Thank you!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was fun, I enjoyed it!

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • Jessica

    I'm here! On Georgetown Pike pass the first sign that says Scott's Run and it's your next right.

    October 19, 2013

  • Don

    This is one of my favorite local hikes....It goes along the stream, and then gives views of the Potomac. There are 2 or 3 good lunch options at nearby restaurants afterwards, also.

    October 14, 2013

    • Jessica

      Don, come along!! I have to meet my family for lunch afterwards but if you co-host you could take the gang for lunch :)

      October 14, 2013

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