Plan Your Visit
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail website provides the necessary resources and tools to explore the PHT network. Use these pages and links to plan your next hiking, biking, riding, or paddling adventure!
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a diverse network of trails and routes embracing portions of five geographic provinces and two major watersheds. Between the mouth of the Potomac River at the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands in western Pennsylvania, the Trail network lies within parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Experience a rich variety of historic and natural landscapes and retrace the corridor that George Washington considered essential to the development of the Nation. Get started by finding your best route to a trail in Directions.
Then, find out what there is to see and do (Things to Do). From planning a hiking or paddling trip, to rock climbing or visiting historic sites, to collecting Passport stamps with kids - adventures throughout the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail await!
Start planning your visit! Operating hours, fees and passes, weather and safety, find downloadable guides and itineraries, maps, and events.
NPS Centennial with the PHT Network
Celebrate National Park Service Centennial events with the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail all year long.
The National Park Service is committed to making our parks and trails accessible to all visitors.
Be safe in and along rivers, and help maintain our resources along the PHT network!
Start planning your visit! Learn about operating hours, fees and passes, weather and safety, find downloadable guides and itineraries, maps, and events here.