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Potomac Heritage Trail - Scott's Run

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Length

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers

93%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

285' 87 m

Ascent

-190' -58 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

268' 82 m

High

64' 20 m

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This trail, marked with light blue blazes, is the longest single section in the nature preserve.

Chris Kroehler

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildlife

Description

This trail is for those coming specifically to see the falls or looking to extend for a longer run. Follow the light blue blazes. This area has many trails and even more (confusing) connectors so looking at the posted maps or using the Trail Run Project mobile app is essential.

The section between the west parking lot and the waterfall is nice and easy. There are two creek crossings but stepping stones make them easy.

From the waterfall, going east gets a little more difficult. The trail is narrow and is full of rocks and roots. Be prepared to slow down while you are along the Potomac. There is a steep climb up to the Stubblefield Falls Overlook, but after that it gets easier.

The path widens on the eastern side of the preserve, and you'll need to take one of the connectors or follow the Laurel Ridge Trail to get to the Oak Trail.

The end of the Potomac Heritage Trail dumps you out into a neighborhood. If you turn left and follow the road, it'll lead you to the Potomac Heritage Trail - Roosevelt Island to Scott's Run.

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May 20, 2017
Scott MacIntyre
1.9mi
May 14, 2017
Scott MacIntyre
Feb 27, 2017
Chris Kroehler
7.3mi — 1h 15m

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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