Explore scenic landscapes from the mouth of the Potomac River to the Allegheny Highlands

The Potomac River corridor is rich in both history and recreation, offering a chance to both explore your heritage and choose your adventure along the way. Start your journey here!

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Hike

Hiking is a great way to experience the PHT network.

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Bike

Bicycling throughout the PHT corridor provides an exceptional experience of various kinds of landscapes and communities.

Kayakers paddle the Potomac River.

Paddle

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

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Maps of the PHT network

Trails, routes and exceptional places between the mouth of the Potomac River and the Allegheny Highlands

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Find Your Trail

Plan your visit by mode of travel or region.

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State of the Trails Report

Download the 2019 report (6mb .pdf)

Last updated: April 19, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
National Park Service
1100 Ohio Drive SW

Washington , DC 20242

Phone:

301-739-4200
This phone will reach the main line for the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

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