Potomac Heritage Trail: Algonkian Park to Great Falls

EASY 31 reviews
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Potomac Heritage Trail: Algonkian Park to Great Falls is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Great Falls, 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
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
357 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

Park at Roosevel Island parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail - easy but very family friendly with enough room for bikes, runners, dogs and people.

5 months ago

we did the first two miles, and this trail was boring and low intensity. it was a roughly paved walking trail.

if you want to do this, I would suggest not starting from the boat launch.

also, don't go after a rain. there were 1 foot deep, 6 foot wide streams accross the trail.

9 months ago

One of the best. Varied terrain keeps it interesting. Traveling from Algonkian eastbound, terrain gets difficult after Trump Golf Course. Some inclines a bit difficult and definitely a scramble. River not always visible. Well kept except on the portion going through Trump Golf course.

11 months ago

not hard at all. plain view.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

This is a beautiful, flat, well-maintained trail along the Potomac river. I'm sorry others have given a poor rating because it is easy-going; it's a great trail, just easy.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

This is a flat trail, definitely not hard.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Nice Breeze and view of the Potomac. Pretty much flat sidewalks and dirt paths. Picnic tables throughout and some covered shelters. Don's Johns by the boat launch and soccer fields. Sheltered bathroom by shelter one but was locked. Dog friendly.

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Saturday, September 03, 2016

Easy trail. Great with dogs. A few places they can get in easy water.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Great trail with river crossings and steep rock steps. Culminates with great view of the Potomac.

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Trails is getting more and more difficult as it's close to Chain Bridge, due to a lots of rock hopping and climbing. So make sure, get a good hiking shoe, great scenery of the Potomac river though. I do the loop thru the C&O canal back to George Town, Roosevetl Island for a total of ~ 8 miles.

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Sunday, February 09, 2014

Good moderate trail.

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