Explore the most popular trails in Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great trail, there is some construction by the time you get to the 2nd park that takes away from the views, but all in all a lovely winding trail. It does send you onto the golf property a few times in the beginning but then you’re right back on the river and it’s no big deal. Oh and it features an absolutely beautiful pine section as well, give yourself a nice break there.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
27 days ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
1 month ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very trashy trail. Really disgusting amount of garbage along trail. Someone should organize a cleanup. We were visiting the Lansdowne Resort and thought a walk along the river would be nice. Very sad.

hiking
bugs
9 months ago

Easy trail. Not a great deal of elevation change. went 3/14/19 on a nice day about 70 deg F. This out and back trail runs parallel to the Potomac River and then cuts up Goose Creek on one side, and a Greg Norman designed golf course on the other.. There were a few blow downs on the trail to navigate around and well as a sturdy, but somewhat off kilter bridge across a creek crossing. It looks like it lost one of it's supports, but is still solid. There are some huge Sycamore trees along the banks of the rivers, as well as other types. One of the Sycamore trees on the bank of the Potomac had a circumference of 16'+. According to https://www.cliftonparkopenspaces.org/treecalculator this would put the estimated age of the tree at about 245 yrs old (circa 1774). Geo Washington could have peed on it back in the day. The scenery was quite nice, even though still in winter mode. I think this will be a very pretty hike when the foliage comes back in the spring thru fall. This trail would be muddy if your hike is after a recent rain. Enjoy!

hiking
Wed Oct 24 2018

easy trail next to the Potomac River. I saw mushrooms, flowers, part of a historic canal, and a golf course. if there was a flaw to this easy trail it's that it's so close to the golf course.

running
Sat Dec 02 2017

Love running on this stretch , have seen an owl twice right around the river bend in generally the same spot .

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

on Potomac Heritage Trail

hiking
6 months ago

on Potomac Heritage Trail

hiking
7 months ago

on Potomac Heritage Trail

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Load More