Block House Point River View

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Block House Point River View is a 1.8 mile out and back trail located near Potomac, Maryland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles
209 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




The main attraction at Blockhouse Point Park is two viewpoints looking down on the Potomac River and C&O canal from about 80 ft above. Even with full foliage the views are excellent. There are rapids on the river here, and you are likely to see geese and the occasional cormorant. Binoculars are recommended. Along the trail you pass a horse farm which can be beautiful at dusk. Deer inhabit the park but you are likely to see more in the backyards on your way out River Road. This is great hike for family or couples, who want to take a picnic basket to enjoy with the view. The trail map only shows the way to one of the viewpoints, for simplicity. The non-red lines on the map, show where other trails cross. The trail is well maintained but not well marked. Please note that this trail is for hikers only but there are trails for bikes and horses in the park.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Easy hike. Not much of a view of the river if you just walk down the clear cut.

But a decent view of the Potomac from the rocks. If you take the trail to the right that is about halfway down the clear cut. Little bridge to cross to get to it.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Friday, October 07, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

recorded Blockhouse In Early Fall

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Friday, November 11, 2011