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The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a braided network of trails between the mouth of the Potomac River and the Allegheny Highlands. The Trail corridor spans across five physiographic provinces, three states, the nation’s capital, and 20 other units of the national park system. To begin exploring the Trail corridor, click on a box below.

Explore the PHT corridor organized by region.
Explore the Trail Network by Region

The Potomac Heritage Trail weaves through six distinct regions between the mouth of the Potomac River to the Allegheny Highlands.

A trail marker on a wooden post adjacent to a wooden boardwalk through a bog.

Offering short hikes and long hikes, explore the diversity of the PHT corridor.

A bicycle standing overlooking a valley of rolling green hills and trees with smoky blue mountains.

Bicycling opportunities are plentiful, from routes in the Northern Neck of Virginia and Southern Maryland to the C & O Towpath and the GAP.

A kayak floats down a sun-drenched river.

Throughout the PHT corridor, paddling opportunities are extensive and increasing, from day trips to overnights.

Last updated: April 7, 2023

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Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
c/o Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
142 W. Potomac St.

Williamsport, MD 21795


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