Basic Information

252 McDowell Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

The PHT is a diverse network of locally-managed trails and routes in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, spanning a corridor between the mouth of the Potomac River and the Allegheny Highlands. Access to trailheads is possible through a variety of transportation modes.

The administrative office for the NPS Potomac Heritage NST is located in Cook Hall near the Stephen T. Mather Training Center. The office does not provide visitor services.

The Trail is open year-round, weather permitting. 

Our partners who manage specific sections of the trails may have seasonal openings and closings. 

Please refer to our Operating Hours & Seasons for more information.

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The Trail corridor has a temperate climate typical of the Mid-Atlantic United States with four distinct seasons. Please refer to our Weather page for more information.

Weather associated with the PHT network is typical of a temperate climate, with four distinct seasons and variable precipitation throughout the year. Temperatures can vary from a high of 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer to 0 degrees in the winter.

Some facilities within the Trail corridor charge a fee and some require reservations. Please refer to our Fees & Passes page for more information.

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Two bikers travel along the grass and gravel towpath
Bridge along the Potomac River

Photo Credit: NPS

Last updated: November 6, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
P. O. Box B

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:

(304) 535-4014

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