The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a network of locally-managed trails between the mouth of the Potomac River and the Allegheny Highlands. Through five geographic regions, the varied Trail segments are a means to explore the origins and continuing evolution of the Nation. To date,830 miles of existing and planned trails have been recognized as segments of the Trail network. Explore the Trail network: Some itineraries for travel and outdoor recreation. Visit the Virginia site for various Trail segments. Developed through consultations with staff of agencies and organizations throughout the Trail corridor, the site is a portal to the Trail network and a wide range of outdoor experiences.Oxon Hill Bicycle Club provides a ride on the trail. Download a cue sheet interactive Map
The Tidewater Potomac Heritage Route begins in Washington, D.C. and includes both sides of the lower Potomac River separating Maryland and Virginia until it reaches the Chesapeake Bay. A 25-mile spur leads south throughVirginia’s Northern Neck and crosses the Rappahanock river near Irvington. Up river is Belle Isle State Park, and just northeast of Kilmarnock is the Hughlett Point Natural Area, a mix of wetlands, uplands, and sandy beach .