Potomac Heritage Trail

EASY 44 reviews

Potomac Heritage Trail is a 19.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Arlington, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
19.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1482 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Just be warned that between Key Bridge and Chain Bridge up river a couple of miles there are some very challenging sections climbing over rocks on an extremely narrow trail. Almost as challenging as the steepest section of Billy Goat Trail. This is just before the waterfall. There is also about half a mile of walking along the GW Parkway, a quarter mile of which is literally on the shoulder. Good views even there. Great views elsewhere. One last warning. Do not fall into the river! People drown every year falling in near this trail.

4 months ago

Very overgrown, especially at the western part of the trail

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9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

great trail, plenty of traditional climbing potential about 2 -3 miles in

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

My first time using the app and what a great find!! Such a great trail!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Best in the fall