Hike, bike, ride and paddle the Potomac Heritage network of trails

Linking the Potomac and upper Ohio river basins, the Potomac Heritage Trail network follows the paths explored by George Washington. You can follow the same routes today—on foot, bicycle, horse and by boat—exploring contrasting landscapes between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands.

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a link to the Trail network map and to various Trail segment maps


View and download maps of the Trail network and of specific Trail sections and regions.

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For kids!

Click on the "For Kids" section for a table of activities describing activities for children and families in every region of Trail corridor.

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Explore the Trail corridor on skis

Cross-country skiing is a popular way to explore many areas in winter.

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Scenic view of kayaks resting on the shore of the Potomac River at sunset.

"Enjoy the View" Visual Resource Assessment

Help us to identify, protect and preserve the most scenic views along the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail!

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Join our social network

Share with us and others your PHT experiences!

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