Established: March 28, 1983
Managing Nonprofit: Potomac Heritage Trail Association
Managing Agency: National Park Service
The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (PHNST) offers numerous outdoor recreation opportunities whether you prefer to hike, bike, or paddle the Potomac and Youghiogheny Rivers. The network of trails that together form the PHNST include the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, part of the Great Allegheny Passage, the Mount Vernon Trail, and more. The Trail also connects with the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route, and the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail.
Northwestern Terminus: Laurel Ridge State Park, Pennsylvania
Southeastern Terminus: The mouth of the Potomac River, Virginia
The PHNST passes through three states: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C.