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Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

McLean, VA 20175
+1 703-777-0343
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Great link for outdoor activities

The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a wonderful trail in Virginia. It also links with... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
A Lovely Peaceful Trail by the River

I walked from Rosslyn where the trail starts to Fort Marcy and back along the C&O canal to... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
Mel B
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Park composed of three seperate trails, perfect for hiking and biking.
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McLean, VA 20175
+1 703-777-0343
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a wonderful trail in Virginia. It also links with many other trails in the region. The trail is a long trail along the Potomac River. There are many portions of the trail for various purposes such as jogging,...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed June 7, 2017

I walked from Rosslyn where the trail starts to Fort Marcy and back along the C&O canal to Georgetown. I met only one jogger on the first quite open stretch and no one afterwards until I got to Chain Bridge. The trail starting easy gets...More

Thank Mel B
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Along the Potomac banks completely out of sight of civilization but inside the Washington Beltway. No easy exits once you get on, so be prepared to go at least three miles.

Thank ArcherJohn
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The Potomac Heritage Trail is one of the advantages of living on the Virginia side of the Potomac River. (There are advantages of living on the Maryland/DC side, too!) Easy to access the trail north of Chain Bridge offers beautiful views of the river and...More

Thank kateb1111
Reviewed December 4, 2016

This is an interesting trail and you certainly don't have to do all 10 miles to enjoy it. It follows the Potomac River for a while then climbs a few bluffs. You then find yourself walking along the George Washington Memorial Parkway then back into...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We have seen the prettier sections, but we hiked on a really primitive part of the trail to the East of Theodore Roosevelt Island. Dirt tracks next to the river and picnics on rocks in the river. We found it through Windy Run Park -...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Wonderful trail with scenic look outs fit for family outing. Easy trail and kids will have fun climbing trees along the way.

Thank UtpalShah
Reviewed April 5, 2016

This was the most spectacular and enjoyable experience. Picturesque and magnificent. A hidden gem that we are so glad we found

Thank frizzy63
Reviewed March 27, 2016

I love this walk, there are some trickling small waterfalls and small cliffs and flat trails. I used to take my dog walking here and he was able to get a lap of water when thirsty. Young kids might like to run through the hills...More

Thank pineapplehorse
Reviewed March 23, 2016

absolutely beautiful. challenging if you are not used to trail running. We love taking it to Scott's run for a longer loop

Thank Ursula M
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March 5, 2017|
Response from kateb1111 | Reviewed this property |
There's a small parking lot up Glebe Road (Chain Bridge turns into Glebe) on the right. It holds about 8-10 cars. You can also park in the neighborhood and walk down but that's a bit farther.