Potomac Heritage Trail

EASY 10 reviews

Potomac Heritage Trail is a 11.6 mile out and back trail located near Bethesda, Maryland that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1053 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

river

wild flowers

wildlife

7 months ago

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Monday, August 15, 2016

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Nice trail within reach of Washington DC. The trail is hilly when you start at Chain Bridge and head west and eventually flattens out as it runs by the river. The trail was well marked and ran along side GW Parkway for a short distance and at one point you have to cross a road. The trail starting from about 3 miles west of Chain Bridge looked less used as there were many trees that had fallen across the trail that you had to climb over. At one point, within about a mile from Chain Bridge, you have to cross a stream by hopping stones if you don't want to get your feet wet. Overall an enjoyable hike and not very crowded, especially if you go earlier in the morning.

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Saturday, July 02, 2016

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

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Monday, August 17, 2015

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Sunday, October 05, 2014