Potomac Heritage Trail: Algonkian Park to Great Falls

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Potomac Heritage Trail: Algonkian Park to Great Falls is a 11.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Great Falls, Virginia that features a river. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

forest

river

views

rocky

scramble

Park at Roosevel Island parking lot.

10 days ago

1 month ago

not hard at all. plain view.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a flat trail, definitely not hard.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

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.

4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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

hiking
Monday, April 11, 2016

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.

hiking
Saturday, May 09, 2015

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Saturday, April 04, 2015

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

hiking
Sunday, February 09, 2014

Good moderate trail.

Saturday, January 12, 2013