Directions to trailheads and other facilities associated with segments of the National Scenic Trail can be found on the Web sites of Trail management partners.
Using Public Transportation:
Did You Know?
George Washington's dream of connecting the eastern states with the western frontier led to the creation of the Patowmack Company. Locks were built around unnavigable parts of the Potomac River for improved commerce. The C&O Canal inherited the right of way after the Patowmack Company's demise.