View and download the 2012 edition map of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network.
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (Ohiopyle - Seward, Penn.), managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath (Georgetown, D.C. - Cumberland, Md.), managed by Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service.
Civil War Defenses of Washington Trail (1.1 MB; PDF; 15.5 x 16.5 inches print version). Completed in mid-2010 with support from the Connect Trails to Parks Program, the map is side B of a two-sided brochure and illustrates a route for hiking on trails and sidewalks in the District of Columbia, as well as bicycling routes in the District and in Virginia. A companion series of guides is being developed through a partnership with American Hiking Society and local stakeholders.
Prince Georges County, Maryland (PDF; 4.3 MB): A map of the County's Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route connecting parks, public landings and historic sites between Oxon Cove Park and Charles County; available at the National Park Service Fort Washington Park Visitor Center.
Virginia Piedmont (PDF; 490 KB):The Potomac Heritage Trail corridor between White's Ferry and the American Legion Bridge (i.e., I-495) in eastern Loudoun and northern Fairfax counties, Virginia. A printed brochure is available from Visit Loudoun or contact us. To volunteer for trail construction and maintenance, contact the Potomac Heritage Trail Association.
Prince William & Southern Fairfax Counties, Virginia (PDF; 1.5 MB; 2013): A map of the developing Trail network between Locust Shade Park and Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Please contact us with corrections and suggestions.
Stafford County, Virginia (PDF; 1.1MB; 2008) A base map of the County, including Trail segments.
Northern Neck of Virginia (PDF; 5.4 MB; 2013): Map is page two of the Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route Network brochure; printed brochures are available from the Northern Neck Tourism Commission or contact us. Please note: Sections of Route 3 in Westmoreland County are used by vehicles traveling at high speeds and do not include shoulders or lanes for bicyclists.
Parks and regional trails in the Potomac River corridor between the Piedmont and the Paw Paw Bends: Intended for use by various National Park Service offices and partner organizations and agencies, the first edition of this base map includes regional trails and state- and nationally-significant places in an area often fragmented by state boundaries. Click here to view or download (2MB reduced file size in PDF; 15 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches print version). If you would like to receive a copy of the production files on a compact disk, click on "contact us" and send a note with your request.
Southern Maryland Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route (PDF; 2011): Developed for use on a "rack card," the regional locator map provides an overview of a general route for bicycling between Point Lookout and Oxon Cove Park (at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge II & DC-Md. line).
Garrett County, Maryland, and vicinity (PDF; 7 MB; 2013): Discussed in the 1974 feasibility study for the Trail, the region includes extraordinary opportunities to develop and recognize Trail segments; the base map available here can be used as an aid to identification of one or more continuous, non-motorized routes. For a copy of Illustrator and Photoshop files, click on "contact us" and send a note. For more information about trail planning and development in Garrett County, see Web sites for Garrett Trails and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Did You Know?
Transporting goods and people by canal dates back to antiquity. The lock gates used on the C&O Canal were an adaptation of a design by Leonardo DaVinci in the late 1400's. Until the advent of the railroad, water travel was far superior to land travel.