• 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?

American beaver

By the 1900s, beavers were entirely extirpated from Virginia and were difficult to find across the entire lower 48 states due to over-consumption by humans. In 1950, the Boy Scouts reintroduced 5 beavers into Prince William Forest Park. Today there are more than 80 beavers in the 15,000 acre park.