• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Directions

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.

 

By Car:
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network includes portions of 3 states and the District of Columbia. The map of the Trail network provides an overview of Trail segments and locations relative to major highways, population centers and national parks. More detailed information is available on the Partners, Hiking Guide and Things To Do sections of this Web site. And a Trail segment might be closer than you think: the many hiking, bicycling, equestrian and paddling opportunities in the corridor are often connected.

Using Public Transportation:
Much of the trail network includes urban and suburban areas served by public transportation, including Amtrak. Additional information is available by clicking on the Public Transportation link above, on partner Web sites, and in the hiking guide.

By Air:
The Trail network is served by four major airports: Baltimore-Washington, Reagan National, Washington Dulles and Pittsburgh.

Did You Know?

Patowmack Company lock 1

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.