Potomac Heritage Trail

Windy Run Park, Washington, DC

Elevation Gain3,320ft
Trailhead Elevation194ft
Elevation Min/Max-1/265ft
Elevation Start/End194/194ft

Potomac Heritage Trail

Potomac Heritage Trail is a hiking trail in District of Columbia and Virginia. It is within Turkey Run Park, Windy Run Park, and Georgetown. It is 9.8 miles long and begins at 194 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,320 feet. Along the trail there are woods and parkings. This trail connects with the following: Mount Vernon Trail, Pimmit Run Trail (Upstream), Windy Run Trail, Turkey Run Trail and Donaldson Run Trail.

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"Runners have a secret. It’s this Potomac River loop that’s arguably one of the most scenic in D.C. It bestows a panoramic vista of the city, a glimpse of Washington’s legendary cherry blossoms, and one of D.C.’s most iconic views of the Lincoln Memorial against the Washington Monument. Other architectural eye candy abounds, including Georgetown University’s European-style spires and the bodacious arched bridges themselves." Read more

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Trail Information

Windy Run Park
Nearby City
Windy Run Park
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Skill Level
National Capital Parks—Central, 202-619-7222 or nps.gov/nacc Cultural Tourism DC, culturaltourismdc.org
Local Contacts
USGS Washington West; ADC Metro Washington
Local Maps

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Dec 2018