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 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.