Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network

NPS 2015

View and download a map of the PHT network (2015, 8.6 MB), download a KMZ file to see the PHT network in Google Earth (1 MB), and take a look at the Trail Atlas.

Trails within the Potomac Heritage Network

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, Ohiopyle - Seward, PA, within Laurel Ridge State Park (click on "maps").

Laurel Ridge Cross-Country Ski Area (PDF; 6.4 MB; 2013) Weaving through a portion of the corridor for the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, the brochure/map illustrates a network of exceptional trails for all abilities.

Great Allegheny Passage, Cumberland, Md. - Pittsburgh, Penn., a 150-mile rail trail managed by the Allegheny Trail Alliance, of which the section between Cumberland, MD, and Ohiopyle, PA, is recognized as a segment of the PHT network.

Eastern Continental Divide Loop (PDF; 8 MB): A network of paddling, hiking and bicycling trails in Garrett County, MD, and Somerset County, PA, including a portion of the GAP; linked map is a draft--see Garrett Trails "Do the Loop" and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources sites for more information.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, Georgetown, DC - Cumberland, MD, managed by Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, National Park Service.

Civil War Defenses of Washington Trail (1.1 MB; PDF; 15.5 x 16.5 inches; 2010) Side B of a brochure, the map depicts a route for hiking on trails and sidewalks in DC, as well as bicycling routes in DC and Virginia. A hiking guide for the route between Tenleytown Metro/Fort Reno and Fort Totten, published with assistance from the American Hiking Society, is also helpful.

Prince Georges County, Maryland (PDF; 4.3 MB) The Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route connecting parks, public landings and historic sites between Oxon Cove Park and Marshall Hall; available at the Fort Washington Park Visitor Center or contact us.

Virginia Piedmont (PDF; 14 MB; 2016), various Trail segments between White's Ferry and the American Legion Bridge (i.e., I-495) in eastern Loudoun and northern Fairfax counties. A brochure is available from Visit Loudoun or contact us. To volunteer on trail projects, contact the Potomac Heritage Trail Association.

Potomac Heritage Trail and the Mount Vernon Trail within George Washington Memorial Parkway, National Park Service.

Southern Fairfax & Prince William Counties, Virginia (PDF; 5.4 MB; 2016) A map of the developing PHT network between Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens and Locust Shade Park, including Mason Neck. Please contact us with corrections and suggestions.

Fredericksburg & King George and Stafford counties, Virginia (PDF; 1 MB; 2016) A map of existing, planned and potential PHT routes and related resources, including the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail, based on a memorandum of understanding executed in January 2017.

Northern Neck of Virginia (PDF; 4.9 MB; 2014) The map side of the Northern Neck Heritage Trail Bicycling Route Network brochure, available from the Northern Neck Tourism Commission. Please note: Sections of Route 3 in Westmoreland County are used by vehicles traveling at high speeds and do not include shoulders or lanes for bicyclists.

Regional Maps

Parks and regional trails in the Potomac River corridor between the Piedmont and the Paw Paw Bends (2 MB reduced file size; 15 1/2 x 16 1/2 print version) A base map for an area often fragmented by state boundaries. Click on "contact us" to request the production files.

Southern Maryland Potomac Heritage Trail On-Road Bicycling Route (PDF; 2011) Developed for use on a "rack card," the regional locator map depicts an overview of a general route for bicycling between Point Lookout and Oxon Cove Park (i.e., Woodrow Wilson Bridge & DC-Md. line).

State Online Trail Resources

Maryland Trail Maps and Guides

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Explore Pennsylvania Trails

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Recreation

Cultural Tourism DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
P. O. Box B

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-4014

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