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.
Plan your visit
Discover a network trails, from the urban Mount Vernon Trail in George Washington Memorial Parkway to the scenic Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail.Read More
View and download maps of the Trail network and of specific Trail sections and regions.Read More
Chesapeake Explorer App -- FREE!
The Chesapeake Explorer mobile app helps you get to over 400 Chesapeake places including Potomac Heritage National Scenic TrailRead More
Explore the diversity of the Trail corridor
The Potomac Heritage Explorer Web site, organized by region and activity, provides ideas for travel throughout the Trail network.Read More
Did You Know?
The white farm house at Oxon Hill Farm was known as Mount Welby in the early 1800s. In 1891, Saint Elizabeths Hospital acquired Mount Welby and renamed it Godding Croft. The white farm house is the oldest structure in the park.