Northern Virginia Hike 4
Theodore Roosevelt Island to Scott's Run Nature Preserve
This natural surface foot trail is the first trail to carry the name "Potomac Heritage Trail." It begins at the parking area for Theodore Roosevelt Island. The route is fairly rugged, especially the first four miles to Chain Bridge. After turning inland for awhile, the trail returns to the Potomac shoreline for a dramatic run up to Live Oak Drive at the Cabin John Bridge. Expect flooding at both ends in high water.
Start: Roosevelt Island
Explore the PHT
Did You Know?
Aqueducts are water filled bridges. Of the 11 aqueducts built along the canal, the Monocacy Aqueduct is the longest at 516 feet, its seven arches constructed mainly of stone quarried from nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.