View and download a high-resolution map of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network.
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (Ohiopyle - Seward)
Great Allegheny Passage (Cumberland - Pittsburgh)
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath (Georgetown - Cumberland)
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.
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.
Mount Vernon Trail (within George Washington Memorial Parkway)
Prince William & Southern Fairfax Counties, Virginia (PDF; 1.7 MB; December 2012): A map of the developing Trail network between Locust Shade Park and Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens. Please contact us with corrections and suggestions.
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.
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.
Did You Know?
Clara Barton is probably the most famous American nurse who was never a real nurse. She cared for wounded soldiers in the Civil War and as President of the American Red Cross she organized over 18 relief efforts, but she was a former school teacher and government clerk.