The Potomac Heritage NST differs from all the other NPS trail systems in one important and very distinguishable way: its trails do not connect and do not lead to any conscious goal. In fact, there is no published map that shows either the Trail's course or the land it encompasses.
How do you know you are on the Potomac Heritage NST? You might see a sign or you might run into a National Parks Passport Book stamp at a Visitor Center.
During college, Michael biked portions of the trail (the Mount Vernon Trail, the C&O Canal Towpath and he's sure others) nearly every day and never knew it. He cherished those easily accessible recreational opportunities as one of the best parts of living in Washington D.C.
The following is a guide as to what trails are a part of the Potomac Heritage NST, links to our reviews of the Sites they pass through as well as which VC's have a Potomac Heritage NST passport stamp. Enjoy!
The 184.5-mile Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath