This natural surface foot trail is the first trail to carry the name "Potomac Heritage Trail." It begins at the parking area for Theodore Roosevelt Island. The route is fairly rugged, especially the first four miles to Chain Bridge. After turning inland for awhile, the trail returns to the Potomac shoreline, climbs a hill under the American Legion Bridge and follows Live Oak Drive to an entrance into Scott's Run Nature Preserve. Expect flooding at both ends in high water.
Hike Theodore Roosevelt Island to Scott's Run Nature Preserve
Start: Roosevelt Island
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Last updated: July 28, 2017