Our Partners

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



Segments of the PHT network are planned and managed by many different 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

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

Prince George's County Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route:

Piscataway Parks: Oxon Cove Park, Harmony Hall, Fort Foote Park, Fort Washington Park & Piscataway Park (including the National Colonial Farm):

Douglas Point Recreation Area:

Southern Maryland

Hiking routes & river access on State of Maryland lands:

Northern Virginia
PHT in eastern Loudoun and northern Fairfax counties:

Mount Vernon Trail & Potomac Heritage Trail (American Legion Bridge-Theodore Roosevelt Island):

Alexandria Heritage Trail (connecting loop)

Southern Fairfax County

Prince William County:

Fredericksburg & Stafford County, VA:

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: December 11, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
P. O. Box B

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-4014

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