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Virginia whitewater, Scott's Run

Swinks Mill Road to Fairfax County Park trailhead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 
  If you're coming from Washington-Arlington-Alexandria it's not a long drive at all to the starting location. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Virginia is often easier than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers in this state are suitable for beginners. The beautiful scenery of -blank- County and the water flowing gracefully down Scott's Run are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.
    Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. This is the only paddling stretch along Scott's Run. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.
This stretch of Scott's Run is -blank- miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV-V section of whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with plenty of spots for that. No shortage of good hotels, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Potomac Heritage Trail, and of course,
 
all our national parks are pleasant locations to check out and Wolf Trap Farm Park is no exception. The Gold Mine Trail offers hiking at its best, and time spent at Bathing Beach is always good. A river like this is too good to miss. A tour to Scott's Run wouldn't be complete without taking a look at Yellow Falls. Near Scott's Run you hit upon Mather Gorge which is a perfect location to visit, and Scott's Run is not far at all from Vienna. Scott's Run is in the neighborhood of George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park which is a wonderful site. Calico Rapids is an inspiring location to take a look at while you're here, and Seneca Creek State Park is a magnificent site to stretch your legs a bit.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Scott's Run.
 Whitewater Near Scott's Run:
Difficult Run, Fairfax County, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 0.9 miles long (Old Georgetown Pike to Potomac River)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 3 miles away
      Class I-IV - 6.5 miles long (Mather Gorge to Lock 10)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 0.6 miles long (Through Great Falls)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Old Dominion Drive to above Glebe Road)
Cabin John Creek, Montgomery County, 5 miles away
      Class -blank- - 3 miles long (River Road to Potomac)
Accotink Creek, Fairfax County, 6 miles away
      Class I-II - 13 miles long (King Arthur Road to Telegraph Road)
Four Mile Run, Arlington County, 7 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (Ohio Street to Arlington Ridge Road)
Potomac River, Montgomery County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Little Falls)
Pimmit Run, Fairfax/ Arlington County, 8 miles away
      Class IV(V) - 0 miles long (Glebe Road to Potomac)
Rock Creek, Mongomery County, 9 miles away
      Class I(II) - -blank- miles long (Rockville to Military Road)
 Ski Areas Near Scott's Run:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 45 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 66 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
 Marinas Near Scott's Run:
Columbia Island Marina, Arlington , 10 miles away
Columbia Island Marina, Washington , 12 miles away
Fairfax Yacht Club, Alexandria , 14 miles away
Seafarers Boat Club, Washington , 14 miles away
Washington Marina, Washington , 14 miles away
 Beaches Near Scott's Run:
Bathing Beach, District of Columbia , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Scott's Run:
Oakwood At Avalon Tysons Crnr, McLean , 1 miles away
The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, McLean , 1 miles away
Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, McLean , 1 miles away
Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Vienna , 2 miles away
Crowne Plaza TYSONS CORNER-MCLEAN, McLean , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Scott's Run:
C and O Canal NHP - Marsden Tract Group, West Mclean, 2 miles away
C and O Canal NHP - Swains Lock, Potomac, 5 miles away
Lake Fairfax County Park, Reston, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Scott's Run:
Gold Mine Trail, Montgomery , 2 miles away
Potomac Heritage Trail, Fairfax , 4 miles away
Meadow Trail, Fairfax , 4 miles away
Paw Paw Passage Trail, Fairfax , 4 miles away
Woods Trail, District of Columbia , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Scott's Run:
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna - VA , 2 miles away
Great Falls Park, McLean - VA , 3 miles away
George Washington's Grist Mill Historic State Park, Virginia , 14 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 14 miles away
Mason Neck State Park, Virginia , 16 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Scott's Run:
Billy Casper Golf, Vienna , 2 miles away
Country Club Westwood, Vienna , 2 miles away
Tpc Potomac At Avenel Farm, Potomac , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Scott's Run
Lake Barcroft, Fairfax , 8 miles away
Lake Needwood, Montgomery , 11 miles away
Burke Lake, Fairfax , 11 miles away

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