Potomac Heritage Trail

EASY 46 reviews

Potomac Heritage Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ashburn, Virginia that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 157 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

river

wildlife

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
12 days ago

hiking
4 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
10 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 .

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1 month ago

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recorded Recording - Jul 23, 07:15 AM

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