Potomac Heritage Trail: Algonkian Park to Great Falls

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Potomac Heritage Trail: Algonkian Park to Great Falls ist ein 11.7 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Streckenabschnitt in der Nähe von Great Falls, Virginia. Er führt entlang eines Flusses und durch schönen Wald. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke für alle Leistungsniveaus geeignet. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 11.7 miles Höhenunterschied: 357 feet Routentyp: Strecke

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Park at Roosevelt Island parking lot.

4 months ago

Got harrassed by Golf Course employees and security folks for walking along the clearly labeled path where it skirts the Trump Golf Course, the area between Algonkian and Seneca Park. The whole thing was unpleasant. Frustrating that they are closing off access for local residents who enoy the outdoors...even though this path is supposed to be open to the public.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Park at the Potomac Lakes softball fields by the playground, this is where the trail starts. First mile is a very wide, flat, easy path. Turn toward the river and you start the “real” hike. Through woods, into the golf course, choose the cart paths that parallel the trail, as the trail at the course is very overgrown. Back int to woods and you will run into overgrown areas, 4in wide path with chest high brush. A couple of hills and trail marking could be better her. Across some private property, but trail users are allowed. Follow the river to Riverbend Park and you start some much easier stretches. Water station at Riverbend was a lifesaver, as it was in the 90s and humid. Short trek to Great Falls and the 12 mile end.

5 months ago

was fine for pup walking. lots of waterfowl

Easy, easy trail. It became muddy as I was going towards Deer Trail so I turned around and went in the other direction of the Potomac Heritage Trail. Looks like they have painted fresh blazes.

10 months ago

Trail wasn’t well marked at all..mostly mud puddles at least ankle deep..lots of maneuvering around downed trees and branches..had to cross a river strategically since there was so much water trail crossing wasn’t passable...a few slip and slides..a few falls and 1 intentional wrong turn that caused us to climb a mountain ridge...Not my most favorite trail at all...my expectations were a lot higher...(maybe give this trail a better rating if it was dry..probably a completely different experience)

11 months ago

Short and easy makes for a nice leisure walk.

Mon May 07 2018

Great trail - easy but very family friendly with enough room for bikes, runners, dogs and people.

Sun Jan 14 2018

we did the first two miles, and this trail was boring and low intensity. it was a roughly paved walking trail. if you want to do this, I would suggest not starting from the boat launch. also, don't go after a rain. there were 1 foot deep, 6 foot wide streams accross the trail.

Sat Sep 02 2017

One of the best. Varied terrain keeps it interesting. Traveling from Algonkian eastbound, terrain gets difficult after Trump Golf Course. Some inclines a bit difficult and definitely a scramble. River not always visible. Well kept except on the portion going through Trump Golf course.

Mon Jun 26 2017

not hard at all. plain view.

Sat Jun 10 2017

This is a beautiful, flat, well-maintained trail along the Potomac river. I'm sorry others have given a poor rating because it is easy-going; it's a great trail, just easy.

Fri May 19 2017

This is a flat trail, definitely not hard.

Wed Apr 05 2017

Nice Breeze and view of the Potomac. Pretty much flat sidewalks and dirt paths. Picnic tables throughout and some covered shelters. Don's Johns by the boat launch and soccer fields. Sheltered bathroom by shelter one but was locked. Dog friendly.

Sat Sep 03 2016

Easy trail. Great with dogs. A few places they can get in easy water.

Sun Feb 14 2016

Great trail with river crossings and steep rock steps. Culminates with great view of the Potomac.

Sat Jan 02 2016

Trails is getting more and more difficult as it's close to Chain Bridge, due to a lots of rock hopping and climbing. So make sure, get a good hiking shoe, great scenery of the Potomac river though. I do the loop thru the C&O canal back to George Town, Roosevetl Island for a total of ~ 8 miles.

Sun Feb 09 2014

Good moderate trail.

9 months ago

9 months ago

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