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Hiking Scotts Run Preserve and Lunch Afterwards

Have off on Monday and looking for something to do.  If so please join me for a MLK day hike at Great Falls. We will meet at the Scotts Run Preserve parking area. You won't find a closer waterfall hike to the Metro DC area. One mile from the beltway on Georgetown Pike, the Scott's Run Nature Preserve is a little piece of wilderness saved from urban sprawl. This hike features river views, a waterfall, wildflowers and some pretty interesting ruins as well. It includes palisades along the Potomac and the rocky lower end of Scotts Run so be prepared for a few rocks and hills.

We will start the hike promptly at 11:00am and it will take about 3 hours to do the 4 miles. Dogs are welcome on the hike but must be on a leash.  If after the hike the group wants to do some more hiking we can drive down the road alitle bit to the Difficult Run Parking lot and do another few miles.  If not we we can head over to the Old Brouge Restaurant in the city of Great Falls for some lunch.

Below is a link to the the hike. You can get driving directions by going to the bottom right hand side of the page and entering your starting address: http://www.everytrail.com/guide/scotts-run-nature-preserve-hike-to-enjoy-the-waterfall-and-river

Or follow these directions: From 495, Exit 44, Rt 193 George Town Pike North. In about .7 miles, turn right into the parking lot. We will meet in the first parking area on the right. See picture of parking area below: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/cct/downloads/scottsruntopo.pdf

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Stacey

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  • Stacey

    Thanks all for positng such good pictures. It was a fun hike and I look forard to seeing you all at future hikes. I'll be doing another one in February so keep your eyes pealed for the posting.

    January 27, 2014

  • Theresa

    I had a great time and hope to hike again with you guys soon!

    January 20, 2014

  • Peter

    My first MeetUp. Enjoyed it enough to sign up for more.

    January 20, 2014

  • Stacey

    We are at the old brouge restaurant in great falls if you want lunch come on over. We are in the back room. Ask for staceys group or call me[masked]

    January 20, 2014

  • Dale

    Sorry, I'm not going to make it today

    January 20, 2014

  • Stacey

    Go to second parrkng lot call if needed[masked]

    January 20, 2014

  • Carolyn K

    Update: big parking lot is place to be! Now there are lots of us. ;)

    January 20, 2014

  • Carolyn K

    I am at the bigger Scott's Run parking area but don't see anyone else... Thoughts?

    January 20, 2014

  • Seth

    east or west parking?

    January 20, 2014

  • Byron

    Driving from Arlington Va if need a lift.

    January 18, 2014

    • Carina G.

      I didnt think you would be coming so early. I just got up. My cell is[masked]

      January 20, 2014

    • Carina G.

      I can be ready in 5 if you are willing to turn around

      January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok to arrive at 11am? I can make it to 11, sorry forgot to turn on my alarm clock lol Let me know :)

    January 20, 2014

  • Ann o

    Sorry I have to cancel

    January 20, 2014

  • Scotty

    Sorry to drop out. Not feeling well this morning.

    January 20, 2014

  • Tim C

    I'm having migraine trouble and won't make it today.

    January 20, 2014

  • Karin

    Are dogs welcome to join?

    January 19, 2014

    • Stacey

      Yes dogs are welcome

      January 19, 2014

  • Byron

    Can give a lift to one more ..could pickup at Pentagon City metro..by 10am..

    January 19, 2014

  • Eve

    Just saw this hike announced!

    January 19, 2014

  • Stephen D.

    I don't think I've hiked this area before--I'm looking forward to it and am bringing a friend. Thanks for organizing this event!

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi, would love to join you all. anyone passing any metro station anywhere? could also take a cab to somewhere to cach a ride

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    anybody passing by a red line station? :)

    January 19, 2014

  • Byron

    Great idea. Hope to do extra miles.

    January 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm very familiar with this fun hike and know how to get to the start- can be your navigator from DC if I can catch a ride with someone...

    January 17, 2014

  • Kevin n.

    Would love to go, had a great time last weekend. I have to work this Monday. My company doesn't celebrate MLK day.

    January 17, 2014

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