Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and where is it?
As of early 2009, 830 miles of existing and planned trails are recognized as segments of the Trail network. The Trail corridor spans two major watersheds and portions of five physiographic provinces between the mouth of the Potomac River at Point Lookout State Park in southern Maryland and two termini in western Pennsylvania—the northeastern terminus of the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail and the Forks of the Ohio in downtown Pittsburgh.
How can I help to complete the Trail network?
Where can I get the Trail stamp for my Passport to Your National Parks booklet?
Passport stamps for the Trail are available at many visitor centers and other facilities throughout the Trail corridor (see list of locations below). The Passport stamp booklet is available on-line from Eastern National, the Trail cooperating association, at www.eparks.com and at many bookstores in National Park Service visitor centers.
Did You Know?
There are several gold mines in the Great Falls area. The largest of these is the Maryland Mine located at the intersection of Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard near Potomac, Maryland. Gold was first discovered here by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War.