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!
Explore the Potomac Heritage NST
Whether you hike, bike, or paddle, get started planning your next visit to the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.
Directions & Transportation
Where is the nearest trailhead to you? Whether you travel by foot, car, public transportation, or air, download useful Map and directions.
Volunteer & Get Involved
Our partners and volunteers help make the PHT network's existence possible, why not make a difference and join them?