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UPDATE--March 5-- we have had to cancel this event due to snow.  Please stay tuned for an alternative date! Please join PHTA and other trail advocacy groups to build and restore some natural surface trails.   Mar. 8, 2014: 9am  BLES PARK   (Rain date, Mar. 9, 9am; check website by 7pm Friday 3/7 for weather delay) - Extend the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail through Bles Park. Much of this trail was heavily damaged in recent storms. Bring loppers, corona saw, pickax, etc, though we will provide tools. Please bring your own water and food.  Best to wear garden gloves and sturdy boots. Directions North on Loudoun County Parkway across Rt 7 to where it ends at George Washington Blvd. Turn right, after about...
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Please mark your calendars for May 14, 2014 to attend a trail conference hosted by The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority! This event will be co-hosted by the Potomac Heritage Trail Association.  The conference will take place at Algonkian Regional Park, one of the NVRPA's premier parks in the region.  More to follow on the agenda!! Thanks!! ...
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The PHTA and Sierra Club Potomac Regional Outings plan a First Day Hike, 4 miles, along the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail in Woodbridge, from Scuppers Lane on Powells Creek through Leesylvania Park to the Metz Wetlands. Meet at either: - 10:30 am at Van Dorn Metro station to carpool to the site (see http://sierrapotomac.org/events.htm), or - 11:00 am at 15875 Neabsco Road in Woodbridge. From I-95 take exit 156 to Rippon Landing Blvd. Turn right onto Route 1. Turn left on Neabsco Road. Follow Neabsco Road just past Leesylvania Elementary School. The parking lot is on your left. We'll carpool to the starting site and hike back.  Some gentle hills. Leader: Glenn Gillis 571/217-4477, glennpotomacfalls@yahoo.com. This is part of a broader...
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PHTA is helping our friends at Prince William Trails and Streams Coalition to improve a 2-mile section of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail at Powells Creek.  Saturday Nov. 9, at Radcliffe Lane in Woodbridge, VA.  Please contact  Neil at president@pwtsc.org for more information.    This natural surface woodlands trail, connecting Leesylvania State Park with Route 1, was built over several volunteer worktrips with PWTSA over the last three years.  ...
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Enjoy an autumn hike along a new mostly wooded long distance trail through the heart of western Fairfax County.  Beginning at Bull Run Regional Park near Centreville, the West Fairfax County Trail connects the Bull Run-Occoquan Trail to the Cross County Trail in Reston.  Event is led by Glenn Gillis of Sierra Club Potomac Regional Outings. First Day: Sat. Oct. 26, 9am. Highlights include Bull Run Regional Park, Cub Run Stream Valley Park, Elklick Woodlands Natural Area Preserve, Rock Hill Park, and Flatlick Run Stream Valley Park. Distance: 12 one way miles over both asphalt and natural surface trails. Meet at the Sully District Government Center parking lot on Stonecroft Boulevard at 9AM . Shuttle required. Leader: Glenn Gillis 571/217-4477,...
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