Linking the tidal Potomac and upper Youghiogheny river basins, the evolving Potomac Heritage Trail network follows paths once traveled by George Washington. You can follow many of the same routes today—on foot, bicycle, horse and by boat—exploring contrasting landscapes between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Plateau.
Hike, bike, ride and paddle the Potomac Heritage network of trails
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The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail has something for everyone. History, nature, recreation, wildlife, and conservation are all themes that find a home within the Trail network. Pick your region, your experience, and enjoy the journey!
National Trail System's 50th Anniversary
The National Trails System celebrates 50 years of helping people find their trail.
Last updated: June 22, 2017