Scott’s Run Nature Preserve Trails

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Trail Distance: 2.5 miles
Time Estimate: 1 hr+
Elevation Gain: 269 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Unknown
Route Type: Point-to-point
Restroom: No
Description

Looking for a pawsome place to hike with your pooch in the D.C. area? Scott’s Run Nature Preserve is a woofderful spot to spend the day with your furry BFF. Cliffs, valleys, forests, and a waterfall- this place has it all! And it’s located on the banks of the mighty Potomac River.

When you go to Scott’s Run, you and your pupster will have a variety of trails to choose from. There are two entrances to the park and both have maps. It’s a good idea to double check your route before you set off, and if pawssible, have the map pulled up on your phone during your adventure. Hikers can also check the map kiosks that are scattered around the trail system.

The park’s trails range from easy strolls to more difficult treks. If your doggo is in the mood for a mellow hike, check River Trail or Woodland Trail. If you opt for the River Trail, your pup can splash in the creek along the way. At the end of the Woodland Trail, you will find a stone chimney that’s left over from an old home. Since there is a solid network of trails, you and your four legged hiker can create your very own route.

When visiting this beautiful preserver there a couple things to be aware of. First, since water can rise rapidly in Scott’s Run and the current can be dangerous, there is no swimming or wading. You will definitely see people ignoring this rule, but if your pal wants to get in the water, stick to the side streams. Also, be sure to check your pup for ticks when you get home. Bring plenty of water and also have some clean up bags on hand. Above all else, have a pawsome time with your pup as you explore these trails!

Trail Features
Muddy, Rocky, Steep Inclines, Forest, River, Easy Incline
Wildflowers, Waterfall, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
The first parking lot can fill up quickly. If you can't find a spot, head to the next lot where there are plenty of spaces.
Address
7400 Georgetown Pike
Mclean, VA 22102
Hours
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Address
7400 Georgetown Pike
Mclean, VA 22102
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset