Hike, bike, ride and paddle the Potomac Heritage network of trails

Linking the Potomac and upper Ohio river basins, the Potomac Heritage Trail network follows the paths explored by George Washington. You can follow the same routes today—on foot, bicycle, horse and by boat—exploring contrasting landscapes between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands.

A trail marker with the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail logo at the head of a gravel trail.

Explore the Potomac Heritage NST

Whether you hike, bike, or paddle, get started planning your next visit to the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.

A map of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network.

Directions & Transportation

Where is the nearest trailhead to you? Whether you travel by foot, car, public transportation, or air, download useful Map and directions.

A group involved with the Potomac Heritage NST partners poses for a picture.

Volunteer & Get Involved

Our partners and volunteers help make the PHT network's existence possible, why not make a difference and join them?

Hiking shoes set on top of a rock.


Hiking is a great way to experience the PHT network.

A bicycle rests alongside a white fence in a grassy area.


The PHT network offers a plethora of bike-riding opportunities.

Kayakers paddle the Potomac River.


Whether you hike, bike, or paddle the Potomac, there is something for everyone,

View of the Casselman Valley from the Salisbury Viaduct

Enjoy the View

An inventory of scenic viewpoints is helping to identify places that should be a focus of conservation- and photography!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
P. O. Box B

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-4014

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