Our Partners

A line of people adjacent to a multi-use trail ready to cut a ribbon


Management partners and volunteers are the heart of the PHT network.



Segments of the PHT network are planned and managed by many agencies and organizations, and many rely on the contributions of volunteers. For information about a specific segment, contact the segment manager.

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Great Allegheny Passage

Eastern Continental Divide Loop

C & O Canal Towpath:

Civil War Defenses of Washington/Fort Circle Parks Trail (Washington, DC):

Southern Maryland Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route:

Hiking routes & river access in Southern Maryland:

PHT segments in Northern Virginia:

Northern Neck of Virginia

Explore other components of the National Trails System:

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

  • 2.5 miles of the C & O Canal Towpath are used as segments of the PHT and the AT, the only such instance in the National Trails System
  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy and Visitor Center: 304-535-6331

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

  • Segments of the PHT within the tidal portion of the Potomac River corridor connect with sites along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake NHT, a water trail

Washington - Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail

  • Segments of the PHT intersect and, in some cases, overlap with the historic routes
National Recreation Trails
A family walks along a tree shaded trail
Between the mouth of the Potomac River and the Allegheny Highlands, there are many volunteers, agencies, organizations and businesses that maintain the PHT network

NPS Photo / Guell


Last updated: February 15, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
P. O. Box B

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-4014

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