The smell along the trail was awful--sewage. Small waterfall. Lots of people in the water and on the rocks so it was hard to get any uncluttered pic. Easy wide path though.
There are trails provided for hikers of all levels of fitness. Parking is very limited, so on weekends (especially during summer), remember to come early. At the bottom of the trail is a lovely waterfalls area. For those that want a fairly leisurely hike that isn't too intense in Northern VA, this is a good way to spend a morning.
This is a beautiful park on the edge of the Potomac River with hiking trails through wooded parkland. It's not nearly as crowded as Great Falls National Park, which is right next door. There's also no entrance fee. Parking is somewhat limited. You can walk on the roads or on the trails, both easy to follow and well marked. It's... 更多
This is a very nice little nature preserve sandwiched between high-end neighborhoods just outside the Beltway. Look for the sign describing how locals saved the land from developers. Hiking down and back to the river is fun, plus you can link to trails running up and down the river.
There are several trails within the nature preserve. I tried to do the biggest loop from the eastern parking lot. I may have a few minor regrets. While the Preserve is nicely shaded and has some great views of the Potomac, pay attention to the sign that tells you that certain trails are only recommended during fair weather (or when... 更多
This place was beautiful and easy to do with a 2 year old in the backpack and a 5 and 8 year old walking! My kids loved the waterfall and walking across the stones!!My only complaint would be that it had very limited parking!! Get there early!
We have been hiking at Scott's Run numerous times. It's beautiful in all seasons. The terrain varies so the hikes are always different. It's a good place to take your dig. In the Summer, the creeks & war-terfalls are great fun for taking a dip. Some parts are challenging. Wear good shoes.
Here's the thing. We used to live in New England and people would drive many hours to get into the peaceful woods, to look down from the heights on a beautiful river, or to walk right down to that river, step up to a waterfall and feel the spray. You can do all of this right here in Washington, DC... 更多